The Military Special Needs Resource Fair scheduled for Sat., Sept. 10, is being rescheduled. New date and time have not yet been determined.
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.
You may reach the EFMP-FS staff at [email protected]
EFMP – Medical
To enroll in EFMP, or for assistance with medical out-processing tasks and questions related to PCS, medical care and deferments, please call the EFMP Medical team at 719-556-1198 or 719-556-1392.
Respite Care is a short term break from the needs of your exceptional family members to take care of appointments, or simply to spend some time to yourself. To find out if you are eligible and how respite care works, please contact the FCC/Respite Coordinator at 719-556-4322.
BCAC (Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator)
For assistance with Tricare referrals and authorizations, please contact BCAC at719-556-1016.
School Liaison Office
For assistance with your families educational needs before, during and after PCS, please contact the School Liaison office at 719-556-7832.
MFLC (Military & Family Life Consultant)
- Pediatric – 719-556-1082
- Adult – 719-556-5432
Attorneys can help families navigate Special Education legal issues for students whose educational performance is adversely impacted by their disabilities.
Find your nearest legal office at: https://legalassistance.law.af.mil
Giving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to reach their dreams and goals, achieve a quality of life and helping them thrive.
Peak Parent Center https://www.peakparent.org/start_here
PEAK Parent Center is a nonprofit that works every day to ensure that all people with disabilities are fully included in their neighborhood schools, communities, employment, and all walks of life.
PEAK offers an array of free and low-cost services to families of children with disabilities and self-advocates across Colorado and beyond.
Resource Exchange https://www.tre.org/get-services/
The Resource Exchange provides many types of services for the disability population of Colorado Springs. Including, Case Management, Early Invention services, Emergency Respite Care and referral services.
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.
My Family Vector https://daffamilyvector.us.af.mil/membersite/
One-stop shop for EFMP PCS processing and information. Including access to the NEWFamily member Travel Screening on MyVector, the EFMP Web-based Medical trends Dashboard tool to research assignment options by diagnosis, approval rate, base location, and specialist type. Educational information and other resources are also available on My Family Vector.
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.
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.