Review this page to get an overview of the wealth of information available to you as a service member, family member, service provider or leader when you use the EFMP & Me tool as your go-to resource. Check out About EFMP and About EFMP & Me and get started.
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EFMP & Me makes it easy to find the information and answers you need to help you navigate a range of EFMP topics and MilLife situations. Choose your user role, customize information for your family member with special needs and view resources and tips in a checklist format to use immediately or save for future reference. Whether you are new to EFMP, are preparing to PCS, want updated information on education or medical services or anything in between, EFMP & Me has a checklist to guide you through the process. Our current checklists include:
Learn more about how the Exceptional Family Member Program and how the Office of Special Needs, EFMP Army, EFMP Marine Corps, EFMP Navy and EFMP Department of the Air Force programs work together to support military families with family members with special needs. Find out how it can help your family, how to enroll, where to go for additional information and assistance, and more.
Consider child care options, learn the questions to ask, decide about on- or off-installation or in-home care and determine care options that are best for your family.
Know the basics: Get organized, find your resources, keep records and build your support network. Learn about birth to age 3, early intervention, ages 3-21, Individualized Education Programs, 504 plans, transition programs, finding a school or program, working with school liaisons, adult and continuing education and more.
Find information about organizing for success, finding your resources, understanding behavioral health, advocating for your family member or self, investigating government assistance programs, exploring home health care and TRICARE, TRICARE ECHO and much more.
Find tools and take steps to prepare for deployment and build your support team. Make time to involve your child or children in deployment discussions and post-deployment planning.
Determine your housing requirements, learn about applying for housing and building modifications if necessary, explore transportation options/needs, and investigate service animal requirements (if applicable) and know where to go for assistance.
Prepare your family for a move, get tips for traveling, plan for an unaccompanied PCS, understand stabilization and learn about the considerations for assignment coordination. Make a plan for a CONUS or OCONUS PCS and know who to contact at every stage if you need assistance.
Review suggestions for creating a support system, managing daily life and building your problem-solving and coping strategies. Prepare for an outside caregiver, learn about secondary dependency and be ready in case of an emergency. Support your child's transition to adulthood as they continue their education, find a job or locate a day program. Review guardianship/power of attorney and all necessary documentation.
Start early creating your plan for separation or retirement and involve your family. Make a budget for your new life, transition your medical care and take advantage of your network and resources that can assist you in your transition.
Understand that your financial plan may require extra consideration and talk to a personal financial manager or counselor, your installation legal office and other resources to assist you with financial, medical, legal or insurance planning. Review secondary dependency and government assistance programs. Conduct a long-term planning review.
Customize EFMP & Me to build checklists that support the unique needs of your family member with special needs. Note: This process does not enroll you in the Exceptional Family Member Program. No sign-up is required for service members and family members, but you can choose to create an account to save your progress and preferences.
Not ready? Review About the EFMP & Me Tool.
EFMP & Me is a one-stop source of updated EFMP information you can use to guide and assist the service members and families you support. Learn more about EFMP and About the EFMP & Me tool. The EFMP & Me service provider dashboard provides information across an array of topics:
Access new training, forms, DOD policy and legislation info, brand and social media toolkits, newsletters and more, straight from the Office of Special Needs.
Get tools and resources for the families you serve including the Family Support Feedback Tool and card, EFMP Family Needs Assessment, articles, brochures, online training videos, fact sheets, standard forms, TRICARE information and more.
Find branded materials for downloading, as well as instructions for ordering marketing materials.
Find the information you need to grow in your role including EFMP Family support core competency training, Military Family Program and OneOp courses and more.
Equip the service and family members you assist with the tools and information they need. All topics correspond with the checklists on the service and family member sections of EFMP & Me. These include: EFMP, child care, education, medical, deployment, accessibility and housing, PCS, family and community life, separation and retirement, long-term and financial planning, and training resources for families.
Find answers to frequently asked questions in all the categories listed above, as well as a section on Service Provider Best Practices.
EFMP & Me is a one-stop source of updated EFMP information you can use to guide and assist the service members you lead and support. Learn more about EFMP and About the EFMP & Me tool. EFMP & Me provides information across an array of topics:
Get an overview of what EFMP is and how it supports military families with special medical and/or educational needs. Understand how your service branch implements EFMP, why service members should enroll and the benefits of enrollment. Find tips to support service members who are going to enroll or are currently enrolled in the program and have information at your fingertips to share with them if needed.
Find recommendations for service members who may feel overwhelmed with challenges that can arise during PCS, deployments, etc. Know where to refer service members to receive assistance and support.
Access resources quickly and easily to share with service members on a variety of topics including: EFMP, child care, education, medical, deployment, accessibility and housing, PCS, family and community life, separation and retirement, long-term and financial planning. These topics coincide with the checklist topics for service members and family members.
Find answers to frequently asked questions in all the categories listed above.