Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that protects federal entitlements and military benefits of special needs family members.
Under the umbrella of the EFMP you have:
EFMP-FS (Family Support)
There are many circumstances where EFMP can provide support: information fairs, school assistance, training for parents, or relocation. If your child is struggling in school with tests and needs extra time due to a disability, we'll help you understand Section 504 or the Individualized Education Program (IEP), which ensures educational accommodations. There are many programs through TriCare ECHO and benefits that you should be aware of. The EFMP-FS will ensure that you will be transitioned into a base that has all the support your family requires.
If you have any questions, we are happy to assist you with information and referrals in the local area. Additional classes are available upon request through the Airman and Family Readiness Center.
Educational materials and resources
Educational materials and resources are available pertaining to the specific needs of the child. Some support groups that are on-going are ADHD, autism, and food allergy. Fun-filled recreational activities are planned throughout the year to provide a relaxing atmosphere for each EFMP family.