EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM - FAMILY SUPPORT
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. EFMP Services includes a variety of personnel, medical, and family support functions. The Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support function provided by the Airman and Family Readiness Centers (A&FRCs) that includes, but is not limited to, on-and off-base information and referral, parent training, support groups, relocations assistance, financial management, and school information.
The Special Needs Identification Assignment Coordination process (SNIAC) provides medical information management support for EFMP enrollment functions, and coordinates relocations for families who have medical or educational needs. Both EFMP-FS and SNIAC work together with EFMP-Assignments at the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, education, community support, assignment coordination as well as housing accommodation to families enrolled in the EFMP program.
The EFMP Coordinator can assist EFMP families with:
Exploring child care and youth activities options in the installation child and youth programs or at off base agencies.
The assistance of accessing services in the community, such as protection and advocacy groups and state and national parent training centers.
Coordination of care. For example, the Airman & Family Readiness Center staff may serve on the special needs resource team for the Individualized Educational Program (IEP).
Finding points of contact, including TRICARE Region and TRICARE Service Center, as well as local school district special education offices.
Assessing the family's housing and community support needs prior to transfer.
The EFMP Coordinator ensures continuity in your exceptional family member's care and education as your family moves from place to place. The program combines the efforts of the personnel and medical commands, the A&FRC, and the educational system.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Providing resources, support, informational and referral to families with
special needs members
EFMP Parent Support Meetings 2013
The Exceptional Advocate April 2013 Past Issues
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