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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Coordinator

FREE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SWIM DAY

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Wilson Ranch Pool, 2335 Allegheny Drive, Colorado Springs, CO  80919

Free and open to Peterson’s EFMP families, regardless of branch of service. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks – plastic containers only, please, per pool policy. Remember to bring sunscreen.  

Space is limited. Register with A&FRC, Bldg. 350; call 719-556-6141.

PICKY EATERS

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at A&FRC, Bldg. 350, Room 1016. Please call 719-556-6141 to register.

FREE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FUN DAY AT THE ZOO

10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Open to Peterson’s EFMP families, regardless of branch of service.

Space is limited. To register, call A&FRC at 719-556-6141.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING OF MILITARY PARENTS (STOMP)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23, 2019, in the A&FRC, Bldg. 350, Rm. 1203.

A two-day workshop designed for military parents of children with special needs. Let us email you the flyer or give you details about the workshop. Information about parental rights and responsibilities in achieving special education services for military children in the United States or overseas will be presented. Registration is required. Call A&FRC at 719-556-6141.

There will be an EFMP Information Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, August 23, in the Bldg. 350 Atrium. Registration is not required to attend the information fair. Free lunch and giveaways will be provided at the fair.

If you require special assistance or accommodations, please specify when registering.

For more information and to sign up, call A&FRC at 719-556-6141.

FISHING HAS NO BOUNDARIES 

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Pueblo State Park. Meet at the South Shore Boat Ramp.

A free day of fun, fishing and boat rides for the EFMP child only and one adult (parent or caregiver). Open to individuals with all abilities and to Peterson’s EFMP families, regardless of branch of service.

Provided:  Rods, reels, life vests, adaptive fishing equipment, bait, fish cleaning, boats, pontoons, guides and lunch.

Space is limited; participants must enroll to participate. For more information and to sign up, call A&FRC at 719-556-6141.

Information and Referral Services for Special Needs

An exceptional family is one with a family member, regardless of age, who has any medical, educational, developmental, intellectual or mental health condition that requires on-going or specialized services.

The goal of the Exceptional Family Member Program (Information and Referral) is to provide special needs families with the most accurate and up-to-date information and resources regarding the EFMP, local resources/supports, disability-specific news and anything that may be of interest to the families.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Peterson AFB Exceptional Family Member Program Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peterson-AFB-EFMP/161242797249671?ref=hl

Early Intervention Colorado

The Resource Exchange

Military Child Education Coalition
: www.militarychild.org
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Special Olympics Colorado
: www.specialolympicsco.org
The mission of Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Tri West
: www.tricare-west.com
TRICARE West Region – Health Net, Health Net Federal Services, call 1-844-866-WEST (1-844-866-9378).

Extended Care Health Options (ECHO)
www.tricare.mil/echo
Beneficiaries who are diagnosed with moderate or severe intellectual disability, a serious physical injury, or an extraordinary physical or psychological condition may quality for ECHO. Call 1-844-524-3578.

Military One Source
: www.militaryonesource.mil
From finding emergency child care to planning a budget, we can answer all of your questions – none is too big or too small.
 
Arc of Pikes Peak Region: http://www.thearcppr.org/
Giving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to reach their dreams and goals, achieve a quality of life and helping them thrive.

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