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What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?
Who is an Exceptional Family Member?
An Exceptional Family Member is a Family member (child or adult) with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disability that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.
Who must enroll in the program?The following Soldiers with EFMs must enroll in the program:
- Active Army
- US Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers serving in the USAR Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Program. Mobilized and deployed Soldiers are not eligible for enrollment in the EFMP.
- Army National Guard AGR personnel serving under authority of Title 10, United States Code and Title 32, United States Code.
Department of the Army civilian employees do not enroll in the program, however, they must identify dependent children with special education and medically related service needs each time they process for an assignment to a location outside the United States where dependent travel is authorized at Government expense.
How does a Soldier enroll in the program?
The Soldier contacts the nearest Army medical treatment facility EFMP point of contact to initiate the assessment process and obtain the enrollment forms.
DD Form 2792 (Medical)
DD Form 2792-1 (Special Education)
Once the forms are completed, they are forwarded to the appropriate regional medical center for coding. The regional medical command enrolls eligible Active Army Soldiers in the EFMP. They also notify Army National Guard and Reserve personnel agencies of eligible AGR Soldiers.
Soldiers are responsible for keeping the medical and/or educational needs documentation current as EFM conditions change or at least every three years, whichever comes first.
Are special education needs always considered in the military personnel assignment process?
Special education needs only impact assignments outside the United States. Assignments within the 50 States and Trust Territories are not based on children’s educational needs. Every local school system must obey public laws regarding the provision of special education.
What EFMP community support services are available through Army Community Service?
Information, Resources, & Referral
Special Needs Advocate
EFMP Sip and Share is on the first Thu of every month from 09:30 to 10:30 at the Fort Meade's PX Food Court Coffee Shop. Families enrolled in EFMP are invited to share stories to encourage one another about the various special needs resources available in our local community.
Up to 40 hrs of FREE respite care per month if eligible.
- Boundless Playground
- EFMP Bowling on 3rd Wednesday of every month
EFMP Bowling on 3rd Wednesday of every month starting January 2015; register
by Monday COB the week of bowling event.
EFMP Bowling events are open to Ft Meade EFMs and their Family Members at The Lanes on Ft Meade.
EFMs get to bowl 1 game for free with free shoe rental and discounted game and shoes ($2.00 each) for other Family Members. Please call ACS EFMP Office at 301-677-4779 to register.
Determine accommodations for children using CYSS programs.
EFMP Systems Navigator
The Army EFMP Systems Navigator can assist the EFMP Families who have more extensive special needs with non-clinical case management. The EFMP Systems Navigator can provide support and resources to those in need.