EFMP helps active duty service members with managing the special needs of a family member. Enrollment in the program is mandatory for active duty personnel with family members with special needs (MCO P1754.4B).
Who qualifies for EFMP?
An exceptional family member (EFM) must be enrolled in DEERS and MCTFS and have a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional need that requires specialized medical or educational services.
What is the goal of EFMP?
The program ensures the sponsor is assigned to a duty station where services exist to support their EFM.
EFMP Family Case Workers are available to:
Guide members through the enrollment process
Connect families to medical, educational, and community services
Assist families with special education needs
Provide resource, referral, and support throughout PCS transitions
Exceptional Connections is a peer networking group for those enrolled in EFMP or parents of children enrolled in EFMP. The group shares relevant and up to date resources, experiences to learn from, and proven strategies.
This workshop is intended to provide a fun, engaging, and informative experience. With limited instructional learning, most information will be learned through activities, peer sharing, and group work. Participants will leave this experience with more knowledge on the benefits of EFMP and with a sense of EFMP community. You are part of our family and that makes you #EFMPstrong!
Open to newly enrolled Exceptional Families, FROs and EFMP Unit Reps.
This workshop is designed for the sibling(s) (the brother or sister) of the family member enrolled in EFMP. The enrolled family member should not attend, as this time is created for their sibling(s) to share their story and experience as a sibling of an Exceptional Family Member.
Open to typically developing siblings of an Exceptional Family Member.
This series is designed to stimulate Exceptional Family Member's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight, and hearing. Our sensory series will facilitate exploration of the senses while children play, create, investigate, and explore. Open to ages 5 -12.