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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program)

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides comprehensive support to family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs.

An Exceptional Family Member is a Family member with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling, and meets the eligibility criteria. 

Soldiers* with Exceptional Family Members are required to register for EFMP and keep enrollment information current. This way, Family needs will be considered during the OCONUS assignments process.

If you’re eligible for EFMP services, Family members must be screened and enrolled when they accompany authorized Soldiers on OCONUS assignments. Screenings include medical records review for all Family members and developmental screening for all children aged 72 months and younger.

For more information about EFMP, contact the EFMP point of contact through your nearest Army medical treatment facility.

*Who must enroll in the program?

      (1) Active Army

      (2) U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers in the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Program

      (3) Army National Guard (ARNG) AGR personnel serving under authority of 10 USC and 32 USC.

Department of the Army civilian employees do not enroll in the program.

You must identify dependent children with special education and medically related service needs and, Family members with medical needs each time they process for an assignment to a location outside the United States, where Family member travel is authorized at government expense.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp experiences can build self-confidence, new skills, and fun memories for all children, however, it can be challenging to find the right camp for your child with special needs.   Click on the link below for a list of Special Needs Camps in our area.  

2019 Special Needs Camps Spreadsheet

  • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
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Estate Planning Basics & Special Needs Trusts

Get prepared for the future of your loved ones with special needs.

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Estate Planning Basics & Special Needs Trusts

Get prepared for the future of your loved ones with special needs.

Dec 2 12 pm - 1 pm
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