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Facility Hours of Operation Location & Phone
Mon - Fri 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Federal Holidays
Building 2091
808-655-4227
Corner of Kolekole Rd and Cadet Sheridan Rd

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and multidisciplinary approach for medical, educational and community support services to Families with special needs.


 
What is EFMP?

The Army cares about Soldiers who have special need Family members and has set up the EFMP to offer a helping hand. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disability requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military assignment process. When possible, Soldiers are assigned to an area where the medical and special education needs of the Family member can be met, giving the Soldier opportunity to have missions important to the Army that meld with their special needs.

Where is EFMP located?

ACS EFMP is located in Building 2091(Army Community Service, ACS) on Schofield Barracks on the corner of Kolekole Rd and Cadet Sheridan Rd. ACS EFMP assists with Respite Care, EFMP monthly Newsletter, Systems Navigation/Case Management, Information and Referral, Resources, Support Groups, Special Needs Accomodation Process, and more.

Tripler EFMP is located at Tripler Medical Center in Wing 7C, Oceanside.
  EFMP Enrollment

Exceptional Family Member Program(EFMP) enrollments/disenrollments/updates are processed through the EFMP office at Tripler Medical Center(TMC) in Wing 7C, Oceanside.

A contact number is 808-433-4441. Servicemembers are responsible for keeping their EFMP enrollment current as exceptional Family member (EFM) conditions change or at least every three years, whichever comes first.

There are two types of EFMP enrollment: medical and educational.

If you are dual military, both Servicemembers are required to enroll their EFM(s) in EFMP, per Army Regulation 608-75, paragraph 1-7(d); this process will ensure that the assignment manager of each sponsor considers the Family's special needs.

Department of the Army (DA) civilians are eligible and should identify dependent children with special education and medically related service needs and Family members with medical needs each time they process for an assignement to a location outside the United States where Family member travel is authorized at Government expense.

Overseas Screening:

DA Form 4787, DA Form 5888, DA Form 7246
 
 
IEPs and 504s

What is an IEP (Individual Education Program)?
Regulations governing the development and content of an IEP are contained in Federal Law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA), P.L. 105-17. All students who have been found eligible for special education must have an IEP developed prior to the delivery of services. The first IEP must be written within 30 calendar days after the completion of an evaluation. Subsequesnt IEPs must be reviewed and revised, at least anually. The parents and/or the school may request a meeting more often than once per year.

What is a 504 Plan? A 504 plan is a legal document falling under the provision of the Rehabilitation act of 1973. It is designed to plan a program of insturctional services to assist students with special needs who are in a regular education setting. A 504 plan is not an Individualized Education Program (IEP) as is required for special education students; it is a special accommodation that is generally appropraite for a student with a physical or emotional disability, or who has an impairment(i.e. Attendtion Deficit Disorder) that restricts one or more major life activities.

Hawaii IEP

  Respite Care

What is Respite Care? Respite care is a program developed to provide temporary rest periods for Family members responsible for the daily care of persons with special needs.

Who is eligible for Respite Care? Family members of Active Duty Soldiers who have EFM with chronic or severe diagnosis are eligible to apply for respite care through ACS.



Community Resources for Special Needs Families:

Tricare
Tricare ECHO, includes ABA Therapy
(Extended Care Health Options)
     

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