Military Families and Special Needs

Resources especially for Military Families

4/6/17
Resources Especially for Military Families | Being part of a military family can be filled with many surprises, challenges, and opportunities. This can be a bit more challenging when there’s a child in the family who has a disability. Here are resources available to make the family’s transition from one location to another a bit smoother.
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Open eBooks

Educators, program leaders and librarians who work with in-need youth in libraries, schools, shelters, clinics, out-of-school time programs, military family programs, early childhood programs, and other capacities can access Open eBooks by registering with First Book.
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Autism Therapy to become mandatory benefit for Federal Workers

3/26/16
"In what advocates are hailing as a major step forward, the nation’s largest employer will require that all of its health insurance plans cover applied behavior analysis for kids with autism beginning next year. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said all health plans within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program – which covers federal employees, retirees and their dependents – must include the behavior therapy starting in 2017."
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Expertise - Home remodeling for People with Disabilities

11/3/15
Expertise.com has created a comprehensive guide for people living with disabilities that aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and people with cognitive and physical disabilities much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.
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Department of Defense keeps Tutor.com

5/13/15
A Defense Department program that gives free tutoring services to the dependents of service members will keep going until at least the end of March, 2016. The program with Tutor.com gives one-on-one help to basically any active duty child K-12 as well as the kids of any Guard, Reserve or DoD civilian in a deployed status, the children of medical retirees and Gold Star family children. Here’s how it works: after filling out a very short registration form for your child, you fill out a short form with what you need (math help? SAT prep?) and are connected with a tutor.
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The Disabled Military Child Protection Act signed into law

3/11/15
In December 2014, President Obama signed into law the Disabled Military Child Protection Act. This law allows a military parent to provide a survivor benefit for a disabled child by paying it to a special needs trust for that child’s benefit. This new law allows parents to provide a survivor benefit and also thems to keep their child qualified for various government benefit programs. The SBP will pay up to 55 percent of the military member’s retirement pay to a spouse and/or dependent child when the retiree dies. The member can also select a lesser benefit at a lesser cost. The military member can select between coverage for a spouse only, a spouse and children, or children only. The member takes a reduction of about 6.5 percent in retirement pay for SBP for a spouse and only about $20/month for dependent children. A very important point in this new legislation is that the special needs trust to which the SBP is assigned must be “a supplemental or special needs trust established under subparagraph (A) or (C) of section 1917(d)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396p(d)(4)) …”
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How to find a Military Daycare

2/24/15
"Whether you need full daycare, a structured preschool, occasional babysitting, or just a few hours' break from your kids each week, one of the more stress-inducing aspects of military life is finding someone you can trust, in a city full of strangers, to watch the little people you love more than life itself. You're not going to leave them with just anyone, but you're new to the area, so where do you start?".
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9 Tips to Help Military Families Navigate the System

11/14/14
If you or your spouse is in the military and you have a child with learning and attention issues, what are your options? The military has its own way of serving you and your child. The following link has important information.
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Make the Connection

8/22/14
MakeTheConnection.net features hundreds of video testimonials of Veterans telling their stories of reaching out and finding the tools they need to deal with mentalhealth challenges and everyday stressors in civilian life. Check out this video gallery to find real stories of strength and resilience from Veterans of every military branch and service era.
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Military Discount

DeMarle INC honors the work that members of the military past and present have done for our country. As such families with immediate family members who have served or who are serving in the US Military are eligible for the Military Discount on all services provided through DeMarle INC.

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