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Exceptional Family Member Resources

This is a page of resources made by the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year, Jeremy Hilton. Thank you for sharing these Jeremy! Like his Facebook page.

Reports, Articles, and Regulations Related to Military Families Impacted by Disabilities

NCD Report:

  1. “How to Improve Access to Health Care, Special Education, and Long-Term Supports and Services for Family Members with Disabilities”
  2. Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing: “Oversight: Military Families with Special Needs
  3. Analysis of EFMP by Dr. Drinkwine (final report being compiled)

GAO Reports:

  1. 2007: GAO-07-317R “Medical, Family Support, and Educational Services Available for Exceptional Family Members
  2. 2011: GAO-11-231, “EDUCATION OF MILITARY DEPENDENT STUDENTS”
  3. 2012: GAO-12-680, “Better Oversight Needed to Improve Services for Children with Special Needs
  4. 2013: GAO-13-165R, “Department of Defense Policies on Accommodating Children with Special Needs in Child Care Programs

Future DoD Reports:

  • Benchmark Study: This study analyzes existing military and civilian programs and policies to inform on best practices, determines expansion of existing programs through a family needs assessment, and develops evaluation metrics to determine family satisfaction. (Delayed)
  • Medicaid Study: In collaboration with West Virginia University, this study undertakes a comprehensive assessment of Medicaid accessibility to military families with special needs. (Delayed, expect delivery sometime summer 2013) 
  • Functional Analysis: This is a long-term project to analyze the current data and case management systems of each Military Service to determine whether a joint service system can be developed to network the Military Service systems and the military health system IT solutions.

Past DoD Reports:

Air Force Reports

Relevant Articles in the Press

Applicable Statutes and Regulations

Three websites to be familiar with:

Miscellaneous Issues/Reports/Articles