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FAX: (662) 434-2483
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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.
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).
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Tricare Special Needs
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
Location to sort through government benefits available
“Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities”
Social Security Online
Information on Social Security benefits for children 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.email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org|
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).
ECHO General Info The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Monday; DoD Training Day ( Resiliency, MOC Crosswalk, Financial Readiness) Tuesday; VA B&S Wednesday; DoL 1 Day
To register call (662) 434-2631.
Please Call 434-2790 to register.
This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2790.