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ERIC Number: EJ762232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Fort Lewis Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Hebdon, Heather
Exceptional Parent, v37 n4 p56-57 Apr 2007
Located in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Fort Lewis is the home of the highest per capita exceptional family member population in the Army. Ideally located on the Northwest coast of Washington State, Fort Lewis is home to the Strykers and First Brigade. Combined with its close proximity to McChord Air Force Base, the installation is ideally suited to meet the needs of the military family. With the large Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Fort Lewis has developed a unique partnership to meet the needs of families. Fort Lewis established a contract with Washington PAVE, a statewide disability organization, to provide the services of an EFMP Coordinator at Army Community Service (ACS). It soon became apparent that with the needs of the families, more support was needed. To address this need, the Fort Lewis ACS Director designated a full-time staff person as the EFMP Manager to work in concert with the EFMP Coordinator. This dynamic team has become the model of efficiency and support upon which families can depend. This article describes how the Fort Lewis Exceptional Family Member Program provides support and resources to military families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington