The Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Exceptional Family Member Program team is here help.
We know the system and we are ready to help Military Families find the resources that fit their individual needs. Whether you are looking for resources, Family support programs, IEP/504 plan help at school, or you simply need to update your enrollment, our team is here for you.
There are two key components of EFMP. Army Community Service EFMP provides information and referral, recreational programs, respite care, advocacy, education support, and non-clinical case management services. The Winn Army Community Hospital (WACH) EFMP office is here to assist Families with enrollment, disenrollment, updates, and overseas screenings. Our offices work together in a collaborative effort to bring the best possible support to our Military Families.
The Exceptional Family Member Program, is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other Military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support, and personal services to Family Members with special needs. The Exceptional Family Member Program is governed by Army Regulation, AR 608-75. It is designed to assist active duty personnel with Exceptional Family Members (EFMs) who have special physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual needs during assignments/reassignments . Enrollment is based upon the individual medical and educational requirements of DEERS enrolled Family members of active duty Military personnel. Enrollment updates are required every 3 years or if the condition changes.
What EFMP Offers
- Information and referral to Military and community services
- Education and outreach
- Special recreational activities
- Assistance with special needs accomodation at on post childcare facilities and Family housing
- Warm handoffs to the EFMP at the next location
- Non-clinical case management, including individualized services plans
IN & OUT PROCESSING
The ACS EFMP office is responsible for in and out processing, and relocation assistance for families with special needs. Our in processing procedures consist of family assessment to determine eligibility for required and available services and resources. During out processing will provide relocation assistance as need to families and perform a warm hand off to the gaining installation ACS EFMP office.
Systems Navigators provide non-clinical case management services to our Families. They can assist you with finding the resources your Family Members need both on and off the installation. They can also assist if you are having issues with special education services at schools both on and off the installation including home and online schooling. If your child has an Indiviualized Education Plan (IEP)/504 plan and you need assist getting accomodations or you just need some help understanding the process, our Navigators are here to help.
The purpose of the SNAP/MIAT team is to address the indiviual medical or eduational needs of children enrolled in Child, Youth Services (CYS) childcare or recreational programs. We are here to help decide placement and ensure reasonable accomodations are available for your children enrolled in CYS programs. As a parent, you are a vital member of this team. Your participation is strongly encouraged and valued. The SNAP/MIAT can be of greater assistance when provided with a brief history, outline of current symptoms/concerns and actions taken (rescue medicine, etc.).
During the initial enrollment or re-registration, parents will complete the SNAP/MIAT Screening Form, which will be reviewed by the Army Public Health Nurse (APHN). In some cases, the Medical Action Plan (MAP) will be provided for completion by the child’s doctor, stating the diagnosis and recommended accomodations. The MAP will be reviewed by the APHN and forwarded to EFMP Coordinator, who will then contact parents for a SNAP/MIAT meeting appointment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I check on my enrollment update?
Please contact EFMP Medical at WINN Army Community Hospital.
How do I get a compassionate reassignment?
Can I get an EFMP stabilization?
Stabilizations are granted on a case by case basis. Stabilizations are for EFM's who would have a serious, detrimental disruption in services if they were to move. EFMP stabilization is not the same as a high school stabilization. EFMP stabilizations, when granted, are good for four years from the start date of the services not necessarily from the date requested.
More Contact Information:
ACS EFMP Coordinator FSGA: (912) 767-1035
System Navigator FSGA: (912) 767-2147
System Navigator FSGA: (912) 767-8075