Special Education Programs and Resources for Military Families

Families with special needs have a wide range of programs and services available for both family members with special needs and their caregivers. Here is a sampling of the various resources and tools available to you through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, or OSEP. Your OSEP point of contact for special education programs Connect directly with your state’s OSEP point of contact for questions related to special education services. This […]

Caregiver Families, This is Our Promise to Your Children

By: Joyce Raezer, Executive Director of the National Military Family Association and Steve Schwab, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Military kids serve, too! We believe it so strongly, it has become a rallying cry. We know military kids often become caregivers during deployments. They take care of younger siblings, worry about how mom is doing while dad is deployed, and take on extra chores. But, most of our thinking about military kids and […]

Special Care Organizational Record for Adults with Special Health Care Needs

The Special Care Organization Record for Adults is an organizing tool for families with an adult member with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize information in one central location and to make it easier for someone to care for your family member when you are unable to do so. This product can be downloaded now to your computer. https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/EFMP/PTK_SCORs/SCOR_Adult.pdf

Understanding Accessible Housing: The Fair Housing Act

An accessible home is one that allows its occupant to do what he or she wants and needs to do, as independently as possible. If you or someone in your family is disabled, your home may need specific modifications to make it accessible for daily living. You are protected under the Fair Housing Act, which stipulates property owners to make, or allow residents to make, a home accessible for those with specific or special needs. […]

Critically Ill Children of Active Military Families Find Comfort and Healing through Believe In Tomorrow Foundation’s Military Family Initiative

They come from Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida, and other major pediatric hospitals that serve U.S. Military families throughout the United States. In their effort to get away from the stress of medical treatments and military family life, they often discover so much more… in tranquil Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation beach and mountain respite facilities located throughout the mid-Atlantic area. Unique […]