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Your 24/7 Guide to the Exceptional Family Member Program, EFMP

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Use this tool to navigate through the Department of Defense’s network of services and support for families with special needs.

For service members and their family: Our customized checklist builder makes it easy to stay organized and ensures you always have access to the latest information and resources. No sign-up is required, but you can choose to create an account to save your progress and preferences.

For service providers and leadership: Access up-to-date information, training and more to better advise families.

Perspective Selection

Start by selecting which role best describes you.

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Take a video tour of EFMP & Me

Click to play the EFMP & Me introduction video.



Check Out the Office of Special Needs EFMP Podcast Series

Tune in to learn about preparing for deployment, safety and emergency considerations, separation and retirement, and more.


Deployment in Your Future?

Listen to tips for preparing your family with special needs for an upcoming deployment and learn where to turn if you need assistance while your service member is away.

Thrive Module for Exceptional Families

Review this supplemental education module from Thrive designed to offer information and support to help parents and caregivers of children with a disability.