Federal/Military Links

EFMP Links

For Exceptional Family Member Program contact information, please see Operation Autism's EFMP page.

Federal Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Autism Information Center
An informational Web site for anyone affected by autism.

Learn the Signs. Act Early.
A CDC campaign that aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and early intervention.

Center for Parent Information and Resources 
Previously,  National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY), a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; special education legislation; No Child Left Behind as it relates to children with disabilities; and research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Institutes of Health- Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
This site contains general information on autism spectrum disorders as well as information on current research into the causes and treatments.

Military Links

Military Avenue
A library of articles, school information, local businesses and researched advice to help prepare the military family for transitions to new installations.

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
Worldwide non-profit organization whose goal is to "level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world, and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children."

Military Health System
The official Department of Defense Web site for the Military Health System.

Official DoD source for installation and state resources available active-duty, Guard and Reserve service and family members.

Military OneSource
Service provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families to provide support for any issue, including education, relocation, parenting, and stress.

STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Parents
Federally funded organization whose goal is to provide support and advice for military families who have children with special education or health needs. STOMP's downloadable Fact Sheets cover a wide variety of healthcare topics for military parents and professionals.

Official Web site for TRICARE, a healthcare program that provides civilian benefits for military personnel, military retirees, and their dependents, including some members of the Reserve Component.

The National Resource Directory
Contains helpful resources for military children and their families including those on counseling, youth services, nutrition, special needs support, community programs, summer camps, recreational activities, scholarship funds and many more.