The EFMP serves family members of all active duty personnel that have specialized medical and/or educational needs. Sponsors who have physical custody of a parent or relative over age 21 are also eligible for the program. Enrollment in the personnel tracking portion of the program is available only to active duty military but all resource linkage and other services via ACS are available to active duty, retirees, guard, reserves and DOD /NAF civilians.
Some examples of special needs can include: Attention Deficit Disorder, Diabetes, Asthma, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and many mental and psychiatric disorders.
The EFMP has a resource library of videotapes, books, pamphlets, brochures, and handouts on various special needs and disabilities. The EFMP manager can also assist families with individualized education plan (IEP) implementation/maintenance and also offers education on various diagnoses.
You do not have to be enrolled in the program to be able to access the resource library or IEP advocacy services. The EFMP Manager can help in providing you with resources in the local area such as location of local support groups.