Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

Family Support

Resource guide for families with special needs, similar to DOD’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Resource Documents

Resource Name Summary
Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit — Birth to 18 This tool kit provides information and resources that will help you improve your quality of life and teaches you how to advocate for your child with special needs. Each of the six modules addresses issues you are likely to encounter throughout your child’s life. Whether your child has been recently diagnosed with a special need or if you are a parent for whom the diagnosis is not new, this tool kit has something for you.
The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs This guide provides military families with children with special needs the information they need to make informed assignment decisions and easier transitions. The Education Directory consists of two components: The Early Intervention Directory focusing on early intervention services for children birth-3 years old; The School Age Directory focusing on education services for children with special needs, 3-21 years of age. Both provide tools and resources to help with the transition to a new location. The Early Intervention Directory summarizes national and state level early intervention (EI) trends and includes descriptions of individual EI service providers. The School-Age Directory summarizes national and state level trends for special education and includes descriptions of individual school districts.

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