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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

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Overview

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide housing, community support, and personnel services to families with special needs. The EFMP is a Department of the Army program which functions under the provisions of Army Regulation AR 608-75. It is designed to assist active-duty personnel during assignments/reassignments sponsoring exceptional family members (EFM) with special physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual needs. In a dual military family, both Soldiers must be enrolled. Enrollment is based upon the medical and education requirements of family members of active duty personnel. Enrollment updates are required every three years or if the condition changes.

Enrollment allows the Army, during the assignment process, to consider the documented medical and special education needs of EFMs. This will depend on a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier's grade, specialty, and eligibility for the tour. All Soldiers are still eligible for worldwide assignments. Soldiers are assigned to locations where the medical and special education needs of their EFM can be met.

Who is an exceptional family member?

An exceptional family member is a Soldier's immediate family member (child or adult), regardless of age, with any physical, emotional, developmental, behavioral, mental or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education (any child with an IEP qualifies for enrollment), training, or counseling on an ongoing basis. A child with a 504 plan may qualify based on medical diagnosis and treatment plan. The family members must be a dependent enrolled in DEERS to be enrolled in the EFMP.

What EFMP services are available through the Army Community Service?

The ACS EFMP office is responsible for community information and referral services, advocacy, support groups, educational and recreational classes/workshops, support during IEP and 504 meetings, respite care and PCS coordination. You will need to out-process with ACS EFMP to ensure services are identified and linked to the family member at their next installation for PCS coordination services.

What EFMP services are available at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center EFMP Clinic?

The EFMP Medical office is located on the second floor of the Mendoza Family Care Clinic at 11335 SSG Sims St, Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas, 79918.  To contact the EFMP Medical Office for appointments or questions, please call the EFMP front desk at +1 (915)742-3715.

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Exceptional Family Member Program (tricare.mil)

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Fort Bliss Soldiers with Exceptional Family Members must clear ACS EFMP

Out-processing Soldiers who have family members enrolled in the EFMP are requested complete DA Form 7415 and the "Needs Assessment for Relocating Soldiers" form, and provide a copy of their orders to ACS EFMP staff. Additional assistance and resources are provided as required. In addition, the ACS EFMP staff prepares a memo to the gaining installation informing them of the Soldier's report date and possible need for assistance. ACS EFMP staff pre-clear Soldiers who are not enrolled in the EFMP once the Soldier has attended a Levy briefing.

Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT)

MIAT evaluates health, developmental, physical, social, emotional, learning and behavioral issues that may affect your child and ACS EFMP are here to help decide placement for your child, youth or teen in Child and Youth Services. However, it is MIAT's philosophy and goal, when reasonable, to honor personal choices for child care, school-age services and youth services, as well as participation in recreational activities for children. For more information on MIAT, call CYSS Parent Central Services at +1(915)568-4374. For MIAT forms, visit the Parent Central Services.

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ACS EFMP Medical Forum

Join us for an opportunity to ask questions, gain information and have your voices heard regarding topics under EFMP.

EFMP Overview/ IEP 504 Support

This class will discuss the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 process, and how EFMP ACS can support you and your family.

EFMP Special Education Support

Do you have questions or concerns about your child's Special Education? Join us and get support on how to best advocate for your child!

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