When loved ones are comfortable and empowered, service members can concentrate on the mission at hand. That's where the Exceptional Family Member Program comes in. It helps military families with special medical and educational needs before, during and after they relocate. The military mission is the driving force behind the assignment process, but Exceptional Family Member Program enrollment ensures that family members' are documented and considered during the assignment coordination process.
What is assignment coordination?
- Assignment coordination occurs when the personnel command requests Department of Defense medical or educational professionals (overseas), to review a family member's documented needs to determine availability of services at the projected location.
- Assignment coordination is important because access to appropriate medical and educational services may be limited in some areas, especially in overseas and remote locations.
- In order for their needs to be considered during the assignment coordination process, your family must enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program.
Who should enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program?
Family members with special medical or educational needs should enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program. This includes spouses, children and dependent adults who:
- Require special medical services for a chronic condition such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
- Receive ongoing services from a medical specialist
- Have significant behavioral health concerns
- Receive early intervention or special education services through an individualized education program or individualized family service plan
Enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program today, and call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to speak with a special needs consultant for free.