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School-Age Directory Additional Resources

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School-Age Support

Installation school liaisons have a network of resources to provide the best possible education experience for military-connected children and youth worldwide. Locate your school liaison here.

Department of Defense Education Activity’s special education and related services are available to eligible students, ages 3 through 21 years of age. DODEA Schools are divided into three areas: Europe, Pacific, and the Americas.

The Directory of Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services in OCONUS Communities identifies military communities in OCONUS locations with programs or services for children with special needs.

MilLife Learning provides e-learning courses with information for families to support children ages 3 to 21 with special needs. See IEP Program and Special Education Process at this website. You need to register and create a free account to view and take courses on MilLife Learning.

U.S. Department of Education presents postsecondary education and employment for students and youth with disabilities.

Thrive, a free, online parenting-education program was developed by the Defense Department in partnership with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. Thrive’s evidence-based interactive resources promote positive parenting, stress management and healthy lifestyle practices for children from birth to 18. The supplemental module for exceptional families offers support to parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. Additional modules are added regularly.

General Support

Center for Parent Information and Resources provides a central source of information on infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

EFMP & Me helps you navigate the DOD’s network of services and support for families with special needs.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act website provides information on children and youth ages 3 through 21 who receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS provides up-to-date contact information for military treatment facilities, EFMP family support services, school liaisons and other resources you may need.

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission provides information on your child’s transition with each move.

Military OneSource provides no-cost resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Military OneSource special needs consultations can help you find services, especially if you live far from an installation.

Office of Disability Employment Policy provides information about disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.

Office of Special Education Programs provides a list of special education contact information by state.

Office of Special Needs and Military OneSource created a series of podcasts to help service members, family members, and service providers and leaders learn more about the Exceptional Family Member Program, including an episode designed specifically for educational special needs and early intervention services.

Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health or Educational Needs helps you track and organize your child’s medical and educational information. Get started with your SCOR today.

TRICARE Extended Care Health Option is a supplemental component to TRICARE.

Prepare for Your Move

Plan My Move is an online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps. Your installation’s relocation professionals can help you plan for a successful move.

Preparing for Your Move fact sheet provides suggestions for making the transition easier as your child enters a new school system following your family’s move to a new duty station.