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Exceptional Family Member Program - Family Support

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EFMP Monthly Newsletter (.pdf)

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a Department of Defense program offered by all branches of the military. It's a mandatory enrollment program for all active duty service members who have a special needs family member. EFMP provides comprehensive support to Family members with special needs by taking an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help service members and their families with special needs. The program has 3 separate components: 

  • Identification & Enrollment,
  • Assignment Coordination
  • Family Support

EFMP Family Support plays a critical role in helping families navigate the Identification and Enrollment and Assignment Coordination processes. They also connect families with resources and support — helping them to become their own best advocate — with services including:

  • Information and referral for military support providers and community services
  • Referral to other Military and Family Support Warm handoffs to the EFMP at the next location
  • Non-clinical case management

The Fort Bragg ACS EFMP Family Support also provides assistance with Respite Care, support groups, educational and informative classes and workshops, outreach services, and recreational activities and outings.

Who is an Exceptional Family Member?

An Exceptional Family Member is an adult or child with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling, and meets the eligibility criteria. 

This may include family members that:

  • Require special medical services for a chronic condition such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
  • Receive ongoing services from a medical specialist
  • Have significant behavioral health concern
  • Receive early intervention or special education services through an individualized education program or individualized family service plan
Trainings/Classes

Click here to view ACS classes

Important Phone Numbers & Helpful Websites

Program Manager:
+1 (910)907-3395
EFMP Coordinator:
+1 (910)907-3405
EFMP Specialist:
+1 (910)643-6997
+1 (910)643-6993
+1 (910)907-5623

Helpful Websites (.pdf)

Systems Navigation Services

Systems Navigators are knowledgeable about the systems of care used by Families with special needs. The primary role of a Systems Navigator is to navigate in processing and intensive need Families through the available systems of care. Systems Navigators also assist Families who are transitioning from the program, due to retirement, separation from the military, transition to Title 32 status, or transition to another duty station. A Systems Navigator can help you develop a Family Service Plan to reach your goals, identify support groups and social activities, make necessary referrals, provide information about disabilities or medical conditions of concern, and strengthen your ability to advocate for your EFM. To refer a Family for Systems Navigation services, download the System’s Navigation Referral Form (.pdf).

Downloadable Documents

Please note:  Because these are official government forms, you may have trouble viewing them within your browser. If you are having trouble viewing these PDFs, download the file and save it to your computer. Once saved, close the file out completely and close out your browser, then you can open the document from your computer.

Housing

Fort Bragg Housing is privatized and is operated by Corvias Military Living. The housing waiting lists vary based on rank and Family size. Many Families assume because of their EFMP enrollment they receive prioritized housing, but this is NOT true. They are required to complete a request for a medical exception to policy that is a result of a medical condition of the sponsor and/or any of his/her dependents.

Examples (not limited to the list below): 

  1. SM requests to be accelerated on the waiting list due to a fragile medical condition of a Family member and resulting need to be close to the medical treatment facility.
  2. SM requests to move to a larger home or to a single level home due to a medical condition. 
  3. SM requests ADA modifications (estimated over $500).
  4. SM requests to live in a particular school district for the benefit of a special needs child.
  5. SM requests to move to a different home due to allergies, etc.

For required documents and additional information contact Corvias Military Living.

Early Intervention Services

Fort Bragg is fortunate to have an early intervention program, Educational & Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS), to serve children from birth to three years who reside on Fort Bragg and have a medical condition or suspected developmental delay and/or have a medical condition that places the child at risk for developmental delay. This program offers speech, occupational and physical therapy, along with a variety of other specialized services. For more information contact the EDIS Clinic at +1 (910)907-3347. For Families residing off-post, contact an ACS EFMP representative to be directed to the service provider for your community of interest!

Schools

On-Post

For persons residing on Fort Bragg there are special education classes available to meet your child’s needs. In addition to classroom instruction, medically related services are offered to eligible students. A preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 provides a wonderful environment for learning and socialization. Please contact Fort Bragg Schools for detailed information.

Off-Post 

Special Education classes are offered in the surrounding county schools. Contact the offices listed below for your county’s school information. Please take the time to research each county’s services, prior to purchasing/renting a home.

Cumberland County Schools
Director of Exceptional Children’s Program
+1 (910)678-2440

Hoke County Schools
Director of Special Education
+1 (910)875-8009

Harnett County Schools
Director of Exceptional Children’s Programs
+1 (910)893-8151

Lee County Schools
Director of Exceptional Children’s Program
+1 (919)774-6226

Moore County Schools
Director of Exceptional Children’s Program
+1 (910)947-2342

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