Summer 2019: Your Child's Education, Housing Flexibility and More

Exceptional Advocate - Summer 2019
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Back to School: How to Advocate for Your Child’s Education
As the parent of a child with special needs, you are their chief advocate, making sure they get the services they need. This is especially important when it comes to education, so use these tips to become an effective advocate – with teachers, school officials and special program administrators.
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Law Gives EFMP Families More Housing Flexibility
A recent federal law provides increased housing flexibility for family members enrolled in EFMP. After receiving PCS orders, you may be able to extend your stay in your current government housing or choose to move early to housing at your new duty station.
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Suggestions for EFMP Family Advisory Panel
Submit your suggestions for EFMP by emailing the Department of Defense Advisory Panel on Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs.

Care for Yourself with a Health and Wellness Coach
August is National Wellness Month, a reminder that you, as a caregiver, need to be mindful of your own well-being. See how support from a health and wellness coach can help you make changes in your life to feel better physically and emotionally.

Air Force Families Attend First EFMP Symposium
The first-ever EFMP Symposium took place May 15-16 at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. It brought together families and Air Force EFMP officials to inform families at Scott Air Force Base about EFMP services and how to access them.

eLearning Courses
Check out the new EFMP eTutorials on MilLife Learning. Take courses on “Early Intervention Services," “Childhood Development Milestones and Identifying Delays” and more.
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Did You Know?
The EFMP Preparing for Your Move checklist offers suggestions to consider before, during and after a move to a new duty station.

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