PCS Safety and School Enrollment During COVID-19: Summer 2020

Exceptional Advocate - Summer 2020
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Safe PCSing During COVID-19
As the stop movement order ends and permanent change of station moves resume, the Department of Defense has new safety measures in place to protect military families who are moving in the COVID-19 environment.
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Residency Requirements for School Enrollment Waived
Have you heard of “Advance Enrollment?” It is a temporary waiver allowing your military child to pre-enroll for school before arriving at your PCS destination and it is available now in 19 states.
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Special Education Funding for Military Children
Impact Aid helps to reimburse school districts that serve military children with special needs. Learn more about how this funding source works.
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New Medicaid Waiver Policy
Active-duty families who plan to separate or retire in their state of legal residency may be able to get on the state’s Medicaid waiver waiting list early and have faster access to the benefit upon returning to the state. Check to see if your state is participating in this policy.
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Improve Working from Home with CAP
The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program supports those with a diagnosed condition or limitations to help accomplish essential job tasks while working from home. Request a needs assessment to help identify potential solutions.

COVID-19 Resources for Parents of a Child with Special Needs
The coronavirus pandemic created additional challenges for military parents of children with special needs. Here are a few resources, tools and articles for you and your child to help you cope with the changes brought by COVID-19.

New EFMP & Me Available, 24/7
The Exceptional Family Member Program’s new online tool, EFMP & Me, provides checklists on topics such as: navigating special educational and medical needs, preparing for a PCS or deployment, and enrolling in EFMP.

EFMP Special Education Boot Camp
Service attorneys, paralegals and EFMP family support providers from around the world participated in a five-day, joint service legal training on special education law.
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Provider’s Corner
There are a lot of new and exciting things coming out of EFMP, including a new logo. Check out the EFMP fact sheet for service providers and leaders to make sure you are up to speed.
The Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Program Overview
Watch the Webinar
Back to School: Special Needs & Social Distancing
August 19 at 11 a.m. EDT
Using Evidence-Based Programs to Best Support Military Families: An Intro to the Continuum of Evidence
August 20 at 11 a.m. EDT

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Did You Know?
You can submit your questions, concerns or suggestions for EFMP by emailing the Department of Defense Advisory Panel on Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs or through the EFMP & Me site's contact options.

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