Fall 2019: EFMP Family Support, TRICARE Open Enrollment & More

Exceptional Advocate - Fall 2019
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Support for EFMP Families During National Veterans and Military Families Month
In November, we salute all military families for their dedication to our country and the military community. Check out your installation’s Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support and learn what they offer to support you and your family while you serve.
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EFMP in Action: Reassignments After Hurricane Michael
After Hurricane Michael hit Tyndall Air Force Base in 2018, EFMP professionals worked around-the-clock to reassign 177 families to 40 different locations, while keeping the special needs of the families in mind.
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TRICARE Open Enrollment
TRICARE open enrollment season runs Nov. 11 to Dec. 9. Learn how to navigate the process for your family and get answers to all your questions during open enrollment.
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Taking a Look at EFMP Family Support Staffing
The Office of Special Needs, in coordination with the services, is working on an improved method of determining EFMP Family Support staffing needs at individual installations. You may see a new staff member if you are at one of six installations participating in the pilot study. Stay tuned – there will be more to come!

Service Branch Spotlight
Preparing for an impending hurricane or other natural disaster is stressful. MCCS Lejeune-New River EFMP is easing that stress by educating families on what to do now, in case of an emergency. Check out their Facebook Live for tips on emergency preparation.

eLearning Courses
Check out the newly updated EFMP courses on MilLife Learning: “Adults with Special Needs,” “Post-Secondary Transition” and “The Dispute Process.”
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Did You Know?
EFMP supports families with both special medical and educational needs. Here’s how.

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Provider’s Corner
Special Education: Connecting to the Team in the IEP Process
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Engaged & Extraordinary: Supporting Young Children With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children With Autism
Dec. 4, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Minimizing Holiday Chaos: Routine Management for Children With Special Needs
Dec. 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
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