Military Families

What this article is about: This article provides an overview of resources for military families and links to resources where you can find more information and support.

Military families who have children with special needs face a variety of challenges that civilian families do not.  There are supports in place that help to coordinate the assignment process to ensure families of kids with special needs are not sent to locations that lack adequate medical or educational resources. These programs also offer support programs and provide families with information about and referral to local services.

Exceptional Family Member Program/All Branches/Mobile

Military One Source
800-342-9647

Military Parent Technical Assistance Center
6316 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 565-2266
(800) 572-7368

Operation Autism for Military Families
Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism. It is from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.