Wellness Text Messages, Caregiver Support & More | Winter 2021

Exceptional Advocate - Summer 2020
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Boost Wellness & Tackle Stress
COVID-19 may have created additional stress for families with special needs. In the new year, boost your overall well-being with eight weeks of texts from Military OneSource and the Military Health System, offering tips, support and resources.
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Caregiver Support Services
Take control of caregiver stress and don’t let it impact your relationships with family and friends. Our caregiver services can help lighten your load with support for non-medical counseling, peer support, financial counseling, health and wellness and more.
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Tax Breaks for Families with Special Needs
If you're filing taxes on behalf of yourself or a family member with special needs, you may be eligible for certain tax breaks. Here are some tips to explore, including using MilTax free tax software, when preparing your 2020 taxes.
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Revitalize Your 2021 Resolution
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Military OneSource may be able to help support your goals through the available tools and resources such as: person-centered planning, family needs assessment and financial management counseling.

EFMP Family Support Office Feedback
After contacting your local EFMP Family Support Office, they may send you a short, voluntary, confidential questionnaire to provide feedback about your experience. Your answers help us know what's important to you and how to continue to improve EFMP Family Support services.

Suggestions for EFMP?
Submit your questions, concerns or suggestions for the EFMP to the Department of Defense Advisory Panel on Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs.

Did You Know?
You can download the My Military OneSource app to quickly connect to support and answers personalized for you and your MilLife. Gain 24/7 access to powerful tools and help from the DOD – in your hands, anytime, anywhere. You can even use it to connect with EFMP & Me!
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Provider’s Corner
EFMP & Me has expanded! Service providers and leaders now have pages tailored specifically to them.
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Plugged-In & Left Out: Creating Meaningful & Engaging Virtual Connections with Individuals with Disabilities
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Intentional Inclusion for People with Disabilities – A New Year's Resolution
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New EFMP Family Support Core Competency Staff Training on MilLife Learning:
"Building Your EFMP Family Support Program" Training Video
Kudos to EFMP Providers:
"They were great in making sure that each time that we moved, we had the support that we needed." – Army family

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