EFMP: Exceptional Family Member Program | Military OneSource
Managing the care and services for a family member with special needs — whether it’s a spouse, child or dependent adult — is a lot easier with the right support. The best place to start is to enroll them in the military-wide Exceptional Family Member Program.
See What’s New With the Exceptional Family Member Program
Learn more about the EFMP & Me tool and other program highlights to improve the experience for military families with special needs.
The Exceptional Family Member Program: A Program for Families With Special Needs
When your family member has special needs, you have an extra roster of "must-dos" to be a good guardian of your family. Think about enrolling in the EFMP as one of them.
Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support
Exceptional Family Member Program family support teaches military families with special needs the skills they need to make the best decisions for the person they’re supporting and gives them the confidence and strength to improve their quality of life.
EFMP & Me Online Tool Empowers Military Families With Special Needs
For families with special needs, the Department of Defense Office of Special Needs Exceptional Family Member Program provides support and resources to help you thrive in military life. Now, the new EFMP & Me online tool, available through Military OneSource, expands and tailors support to help you quickly navigate services, connect with resources and advocate for yourself or your family member with special needs ‒ anytime, anywhere.
Marine Study Finds EFMP Enrollment Does Not Negatively Impact Military Careers
Good news: Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, does not negatively affect career progress and promotion, according to a study conducted by the Marine Corps Operational Analysis Division.
Making the Most of EFMP Family Support Services with the EFMP Family Needs Assessment
The Family Needs Assessment is a way for any military family who has a member with special needs to create an action plan for support.
Exceptional Family Member Program Resources, Options and Consultations
EFMP ROC is enhanced support for military families with special needs. Special needs consultants are available by phone or video to help you navigate the medical and educational needs of your family, and connect you with military and community based support.
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are nonprofit organizations familiar with the issues facing families with special needs. They can connect you to resources that can provide and finance health care for your children, help locate assistance, and explain legislation.