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Education:

Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) Special Education

DoDDs OCONUS Directory - Special Education and Early Intervention for overseas Military Families
Listing of DODEA schools

Special Education in DODEA, Overview

Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents (DoDI 1342.12), Military version of IDEA that covers both DODDS and DDESS.

DODEA Office of Complaint and Assistance

 

Insurance:

Tricare Military Healthcare System

Tricare Policy Manuals

Tricare Complaints - BCACDirectory, contact Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator for Tricare complaints

Tricare Standard

Tricare Standard is available on the TRICARE Standard Fact Sheet.( http://www.tricare.osd.mil/Factsheets/viewfactsheet.cfm?id=318)

ECHO, Extended Care Health Option

Military Homefront   EFMP section  

Army One Source available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 1-800-464-8107

Air Force One Source

Army specific ACS Special Needs/ EFMP section

Moving with a Child with Special Needs

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities' moving brochure

 

Resources:

Navy Handbook- Known as the "Peach Book"
Abstract: (U) Over the years many Navy families have used the 1987 edition of "Children with Special Needs: A Navy Parent Handbook." Parents have referred to it as the "peach book" because of the color of its cover. This new Handbook has been written to update the "peach book" with changes in the laws and regulations governing special education, and with new program and opportunities for Navy families. It is written with the hope that you will find help for your very special family navigating through both the Navy world and the civilian world. Whether your Navy family is one that moves from base to base, or is one that is homesteaded and stays for a long time in a given place, you will find that the more you work to develop a good support system, the better life will be for yourself and your child. The Navy Family Service Center and the Exceptional Family Member Program, in most places, offer classes and groups in which you' can often find other families facing some of the same challenges you are working on. In addition, when you work as a partner with the people who are providing services to you and your child, you will add to your support group.

Military Child Education Coalition The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children.

Military One Source Everything a military family needs for PCS, deployments, etc.

National Military Family Association Collective voice for military families

Air Warrior Courage Foundation scholarship assistance to the surviving dependents of U.S. military personnel

SSI for Families Overseas

Military Families living with Autism

The Department of Defense (DoD) Special Needs Parent Tool Kit contains 110 pages of comprehensive information and tools geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.  Each module contains valuable resources and important facts; record keeping tools and sample letters have also been incorporated.  The Tool Kit is divided into six colorful modules that can be easily downloaded and printed or saved on to a CD.  

State-by-State Comparisons

Autism Resources

Autism Services Comparison

Medicaid Programs Ranking

Private Schools Search Tool

Private School Review

Public School Review

School Comparisons


Support:

STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Parents
National Parent Training and Information Center for military families providing support and advice to military parents without regard of the type of medical condition their child has.

STOMP ListServ for military families and professionals
The STOMP list serv exists to enable military families worldwide to stay informed, connect and learn from each other, providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to access services and feel confident in their role as their child's best advocate.

 

Parent Resource Database

Here is a collection of resources that parents have felt were helpful for their children. Speechville in no way endorses any of the parent resources listed on this database. If you would like to add a resource or be a support contact for your area, please email us.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming