Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMPExceptional Family Member Program 

DSN 742-3323
Commercial: (662) 434-3323
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: UDG_Columbus_fsc@us.af.mi

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Exceptional Family Member Program

Why Enroll in EFMP?
Enrollment in the EFMP provides special assignment consideration to a service member who has a spouse, child or dependent adult with medical conditions requiring prolonged hospitalizations, out-patient treatment, or special educational needs. EFMP helps ensure that needed services are available, on or off base, at the gaining location prior to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

Requirement to Enroll in EFMP
In compliance with DoDI 1315.19, federal laws protecting persons with disabilities, enrollment is mandatory for all active duty military personnel who have a family member or other person actually residing with the member having a special need.

Other Agencies
In addition to the (EFMP-M), medical component, other agencies included on the EFMP team are the (EFMP-A), Assignments section of Personnel, and the (EFMP-FS) Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). The A&FRC provides Information & Referral services and numerous resources (662-434-3323)

Information and Referral
Families with a special needs family member may receive information, referral, and support from the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 166 C Circle, Columbus AFB, MS.  (662-434-2790).

Safety videos
Highlight how families can take precautions in the home to help prevent injuries to children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities. The focus of the videos includes fire and burn prevention, drowning, choking and falls prevention

Tricare Special Needs
Benefits, eligibility

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
Federally funded Parent Training and Information Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Resources for parents, young adults, professionals, and educators

Parent Toolkit, Military Families and Students with Learning Disabilities
Guide to educate and empower parents, others to help military children who struggle in school

POSSIBILITIES: A Financial Resource Guide for EFMP Families
Free 200+ page resource.  Created for parents with children under 18 years of age who have disabilities. Experts and parents worked together to make this comprehensive guide

Parent to Parent
Emphasizes emotional and informational support

Government Benefits
Location to sort through government benefits available

Disability.gov
“Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities”

Social Security Online
Information on Social Security benefits for children with disabilities

Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

Air Force EFMP Respite Care

EFMP Respite Care helps Air Force families with children with special needs by providing 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for.

Contact your EFMP-FS Coordinator.

Call 662-434-3323 or Jamey.coleman.1@us.af.mil

           

Give Parents a Break Program

This program is intended to help reduce stress due to the nature of military life (i.e., deployments, remote tours of duty, caring for family members with special needs, frequent moves, extended working hours).

-Families may be referred to this program by Commanders, 1st Sergeants, Chaplains, medical professionals and A&RC staff.

-Certificates are issued for a specified period of time and may be renewed.

-Child care is provided at base Child and Youth Programs

-Contact the EFMP-FS Coordinator for your certificate!

 Call 662-434-3323 or Jamey.coleman.1@us.af.mil

 Military OneSource

  • Links to information on EFMP and Forms needed for enrollment. In you have a family member with special education, or medical needs please contact our EFMP-Medical at 662-434-2115 for enrollment. Please click on the link below for more information on the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

Military One Source EFMP
TRICARE
ECHO General Info   The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) 
ECHO Fact Sheet
ECHO Application
Wrightslaw
PAVE

EFMP Education

Center for Parent Information and Resources

AF Special Ed Connection – DirectSTEP 2019

Local Hospital Info and support groups!!

Jan
29
Wed
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

Key Spouse Mentor Training.  Call 434-2790 for details.

Wellness Wednesday-Grief Counseling
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Monday & Wednesday for 19 weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.

Jan
30
Thu
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Hearts Apart Social
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hearts Apart Social

The Hearts Apart Social program is a monthly event to provide community bonding, fun and appreciation for the families of active duty personnel who are deployed, remote, or on an extended TDY. Food and activities are provided.

Please call 662-434-2790 to register.

 

Jan
31
Fri
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Jan 31 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Feb
3
Mon
Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Monday & Wednesday for 19 weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.

Feb
4
Tue
VA Women’s Health Event @ AFRC Classroom
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
VA Women’s Health Event @ AFRC Classroom

Overview of VA women’s health issues and services available. Presented by Tuscaloosa VA Women’s Health Center.

Call 663-434-2790 to register.