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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)


The EFMP is a Department of the Army (DA) program designed to assist military personnel agencies in making assignments for the Service Member, accompanied by Family Members as often as possible, based on the documented medical and special education needs of the Service Member's Exceptional Family Member (EFM). When possible, the Service Members are assigned to duty locations where the medical and special education needs of their EFM can be met. It is important to understand that this is dependent upon a valid personnel requirement for the Service Member's grade, specialty, and eligibility for the tour. All Service Members are still eligible for worldwide and unaccompanied assignments.  EFMP works together with other military and civilian agencies to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multiagency approach for community support, housing, medical, educational and personnel services to Families with special needs. Enrollment into the EFMP is mandatory, based on carefully defined rules. 

Do You Qualify for EFMP?

Do you qualify for the Exceptional Family Member Program? 

  1. Take multiple medications for ADHD or have an IEP at school for attention?
  2. Been diagnosed with cancer in the last 5 years?
  3. Regularly sees a Specialty Doctor at least once a year?
  4. Carries an Epi Pen for a reaction that caused loss of consciousness or breathing? 
  5. Has Sleep Apnea and uses a CPAP machine?
  6. Regularly seen a Behavior Health Provider or Therapist for over 6 months?
  7. Taking Asthma medication daily?
  8. Seen in ER or Clinic for Asthma attack?
  9. Regularly sees a Pain Manager at least quarterly?
  10. Regularly taking Depression or Anxiety Medication over 6 months?
  11. Have Speech and/or have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at school?
  12. Followed by infant Toddler Services and have an Individualized family Services Plan (IFSP)?
  13. Have Insulin dependent Diabetes?

Yes! You do qualify. Contact EFMP at ACS to get connected to resources, attend educational inspiring events, and get involved. 

EFMP Classes


EFMP 101

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at ACS.

Come out and learn more about community resources, information and referral, advocacy, and programs available for Families with special needs. The EFMP 101 training provides information on resources (on and off post) which are available for individuals with special needs.


EFMP Resources

Everything You Need To Know About EFMP The EFMP is intended to give Soldiers the opportunity to have missions important to the Army and considering the Family needs. ACS EFMP staff provide direct service and navigation in all areas of resources, referrals, advocacy, respite care, and installation and community services on behalf military Families.

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