EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program for all active duty personnel with family members with special needs.
The goal of EFMP is to assist military families in managing the dual demands of a Navy career and the special needs of a family member.
An exceptional family member includes a family member enrolled in DEERS who possesses a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional need that requires specialized medical or educational services.
Enrollment in the EFMP program is designed to assist the sponsor with assignment to a duty station where appropriate services, necessary to support the family member(s), are available.
Installation EFMP Specialists are available to assist sponsors and their family members with the enrollment process, resource, referral, and support before, during and after Permanent Duty Station transitions.
We assist the EFMP member by addressing the family's special needs, which may include any special medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment or assistive technology devices and services.
We assist in obtaining priority housing for those who meet the requirements.
We refer your family to local resources to meet your special needs.
We help your family with the application process.
FORMS & OTHER DOCUMENTS
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
You must provide a copy of the most recent Individual Education Plan (IEP) for ages 4 to 18 (if the child has one) or the most recent copy of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for ages birth to 3 (if the child has one).