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1st Edition of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Hawaii EFMP Newsletter


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Introduction to the 1st edition of the Military and Family Support Center EFMP Newsletter - Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii

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1st Edition of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Hawaii EFMP Newsletter

  1. 1. August - September 2011 Vol. 1, No. 1 Introduction to the 1st edition of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam EFMP Newsletter Welcome to the 1st edition of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor This Issue: Hickam Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)  Introduction - 1st edition of the Joint Base quarterly newsletter! The goal is to provide you with up-to- Pearl Harbor Hickam EFMP Newsletter date information regarding the EFMP, local  MSFC EFMP Liaison services resources/supports, disability specific news and anything  What is the EFMP? that may be of interest to our Navy and Air Force families  School Liaison Corner - IFSP/IEP and who have family members enrolled in the EFMP. Your your child input/ suggestions are very important, so please do not  Common diagnoses for EFMP enrollment hesitate to send your comments, questions or concerns  Local and online resources regarding the program and available services. If you know of  Events & Community Support other resources and information that can be shared to benefit  Exceptional recipes for exceptional families other families, please email your input for publication. If you would like to receive future editions of this newsletter, please email with your EFMP Contacts name, phone number and e-mail address or call the EFMP EFMP Coordinator (Navy) liaison at (808) 474-1999. Exceptional Family Member Program Tripler Army Medical Center EFMP Liaison Services (808) 433-9644 Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) Special Needs Coordinator (Air Force) Special Needs Information and Assignment The MFSC Exceptional Family Member Program Liaison Coordination - 15th Medical Group provides assistance to Military families by addressing the (808) 449-0175 special needs of their exceptional family members (EFM) EFMP Liaison during the assignment process. Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Military & Family Support Center (MFSC)  Provides one-on-one consultation and assistance with Moanalua Navy Services Center the enrollment paperwork requirements. Email:  Assists families with information and referrals to (808) 474-1999 military and civilian support organizations. Exceptional Family Member Program  Provides advocacy and support to affected personnel US Army, Pacific Regional Medical Command and families. Tripler Army Medical Center  Coordinates & provides EFMP orientations and (808) 433-4441 workshops in support of the education and training component of the program. Brought to you courtesy of the Military and Family Support Center Pearl Harbor EFMP Office 1
  2. 2. What is the EFMP?INTRODUCTION SHOULD YOU BE ENROLLED IN THE EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM?The EFMP or Exceptional Family Member Program isdesigned to provide support to military family members To determine whether the program applies to you,with special needs. The EFMP is a multidisciplinary answer the following questions. If you answer “yes” toassignment tool that interfaces with other military and any of them, please contact your EFMP point of contactcivilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated to discuss enrollment. You can also contact yourmedical, educational, community and personnel support to Medical Treatment Facility EFMP Coordinator or themilitary families with needs. EFMP documents long-term EFMP Liaison at the Military and Family Supportmedical needs (including physical and mental health) and Center in order to get started.special education needs of Exceptional Family Members asmandated by OPNAV Instruction 1754.2D and Air Force  Do you have a child with a disability?Instruction (AFI) 40-701. Enrollment in EFMP does notharm ones military career. The aim of the Exceptional  Do you have a dependent child over 21 in theFamily Member Program is to consider a family members incapacitated dependent program?special need(s) during the assignment coordination /detailing process. Sponsors are still deployable according to  Do you have a child in special education more than 10the needs of the Service. percent of the school day?  Do you have a spouse or child receiving treatment forEFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately long-term illness such as cancer, diabetes, mental illnessupon identification of a special need. DD Form 2792,Exceptional Family Member Medical and Educational or anything of a chronic nature (six months or longer)?Summary and DD Form 2792-1, Exceptional Family  Do you have a family member in a residential treatmentMember Special Education / Early Intervention Summary facility?are used for enrollment. DoD civilian employees and theirfamily members do not enroll in the EFMP.  Do you have a child receiving medical care through a state medical program?PURPOSE  Do you have a family member receiving SupplementalThe EFM Program ensures optimum use of Permanent Security Income (SSI) benefits?Change of Station (PCS) money by considering theMilitary‟s requirements, the service member‟s career, and  Are you a geographical bachelor because of a familythe special needs of family members. member‟s special medical or educational needs?GOAL WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EFM PROGRAM?  Identify family members with long-term needs for Family members of active duty personnel or Reservists special medical and educational services. called to active duty and PCSing with family members  Ensure that family members are located at duty who meet the following criteria: stations where medical and special education needs can be met.  Is enrolled in DEERS.  Coordinate with Overseas Screening to confirm the  Has been diagnosed with a chronic medical, mental availability of medical and educational support at health or educational condition for six months or longer overseas locations. that requires special services.  Identify those who require assignment within major  Resides with the active duty sponsor (exceptions include medical areas. geographical bachelors and family members receiving inpatient care or living in an educational setting). 2
  3. 3. Do you have a Family member with any of these conditions? Common Diagnoses for EFMP EnrollmentContact your EFMP Liaison @ the Military and Family Support AllergiesCenter, 474-1999 or the Navy MTF EFMP Coordinator @ 433-9644 to Amblyopicdiscuss the enrollment process. Anxiety DisorderAir Force families can either contact the EFMP Liaison at the AsthmaMilitary and Family Support Center or the Air Force SNC (Special Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Needs Coordinator) located @ 15th Med Group on Hickam Air Force Attention Deficit/hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)base, 449-0175. Autism Bipolar School Liaison Corner Blind IFSP, IEP and Your Child Cancer Cerebral Palsy Chemotherapy Cleft Palate Congenital Deformity Congenital Hypothyroidism Deafness Depressive Disorder Developmental DisorderIndividualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individualized Developmental Language DisorderEducation Plans (IEP) are incredibly important tools in yourspecial needs child‟s development. They are both processes Diabetes Type I - Type II - Juvenileand written statements designed to meet your child‟s unique Down syndromeneeds by outlining his or her developmental and education Dysphasialevels, annual goals and the services the child will need to Emotional Disturbanceprogress towards those goals. They are developed by a team Epilepsy Esophageal Refluxconsisting of the child‟s parent(s) or guardian(s) and Hearing problems/ Deafnessprofessionals that include but are not limited to teachers, Heart Conditionschool system representatives and service providers such as Hypertensionspeech pathologists. These plans act as guides for the family Intestinal Bypassand the professionals in their combined efforts to meet the Kidney Disorder - (transplant)developmental needs of the child. Learning DisabilitiesAn IFSP is used for special needs children from birth to age Lupusthree, at which point the child can transition to an IEP if Manic Disorderdeemed necessary. An IEP is used from the age of four until he Mental Retardationor she graduates with a standard or advanced studies high Migraineschool diploma or reaches his or her twenty-second birthday. FibromyalgiaThe IFSP or IEP team must review the plan at least once a year Neurotic Depressionto discuss whether or not the child is reaching his/her goals and Obesityrevise the plan as necessary. Obsessive-compulsive Disorders (OCD) Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)Your childs IEP is the key document that will govern all the Panic Disorderspecial services he/she receives during the school year. Yourpresence as a member of the team that writes this document Physical Disabilitiesenables you to share your special knowledge of your child and Physiological Developmenther abilities and needs. Understanding the IEP process and its Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)components will help you work closely and productively with Rhinitisthe school system to obtain the educational services that will Scoliosisbe important to your child. Sensor neural Hearing Loss Sickle-cell AnemiaFor more information on the IFSP or IEP, please contact the Spina bifidaSchool Liaison or the EFMP Liaison office for referral to Substance Abuse (Drug/Alcohol)multiple resources. 3
  4. 4. American Epilepsy Society: (860) 586-7505 ASH: AUTISM SOCIETY OF HAWAII (808) 282-3676 http://www.autismsocietyhawaii.orgThe ARC: (800) 433-5255 / 202-534-3700 ASSIST: TRIPLER OFFICE OF SPECIAL NEEDS AND SERVICES: (808) 433-6205Asthma and Allergy Hotline: (800) 7-ASTHMA CCCO: Community Childrens Councils OfficeAutism Society of America: (800) 328-8476 (808) 586-536 - www.ccco.k12.hi.us DSO: Down Syndrome „Ohana of Hawaii: (808) 843-2502Cleft Palate Association: (800) 242-5338 http://www.dsohawaii.comhttp://www.cleftline.orgAmerican Association Deaf-Blind: (301) 495-4402 EASTER SEALS HAWAII: (808) 536-1015 http://hawaii.easterseals.comEpilepsy Foundation of America: (800) 332-1000 FOCUS: Families OverComing Under Stress (Hawaii) (808) 257-7774 - http://www.focusproject.orgInternational Dyslexia Association: (800) 222-3123 Great Life Hawaii: Recreation, Child care, Family services - http://www.greatlifehawaii.comInternational Shriners Hospitals: (800) 237-5055 HIDA: Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association: (866) 773-4432 - http://www.dyslexia-hawaii.orgJuvenile Diabetes Hotline / American Diabetes Association(800) 223-1138 / (212) 785-9500 (for both children and adults) H-KISS: Hawaii Keiki Information Service System (808) 594-0066 - http://familyprogramshawaii.orMuscular Dystrophy Family Foundation: (800) 544-1213, HUGS: Help, Understanding & Group Support(317) 923-6333 - (808) 732-4846 - http://www.hugslove.orgMilitary Homefront HFAA: Hawaii Families as Allies: (808) 487-8785 http://www.hfaa.netMilitary OneSource: (800) 342-9647 KAHI MOHALA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (808) 671-8511 - http://www.kahimohala.orgNational Assoc. for Alzheimer’s Disease: (800) 272-3900 LDAH: Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (808) 536-9684 - www.LDAHHawaii.orgNational Cancer Institute: (800) 4-CANCER PARENT LINE: (808) 526-1222- http://www.theparentline.orgNational Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: (800) 344-4823 PATCH Hawaii: Parents Attentive to Children (808) 839-1988 - http://www.patchhawaii.orgNational Down Syndrome Society: (800) 221-4602 SPIN: Special Parent Information Network (808) 586-8126 - http://www.spinhawaii.orgNational Easter Seal Incorporated: (800) 221-6827 TIFFE: The Institute for Family Enrichment - Clinical Services(Early intervention) for Children with Special NeedsNational Kidney Foundation: (800) 622-9010 (808) 596-8433 - http://www.tiffe.orghttp://www.kidney.orgNational Multiple Sclerosis Society: (800) 532-7667http://www.nationalmssociety.orgNational Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome MARK YOUR CALENDAR(800) 66-NOFAS - August 06, 2011Navy Fleet and Family Support Centers: (800) FSC-LINE, Mobility & Assistive Technology Mini Fair Kapolei(800) 372-5463 - Fleet and Family Support Program - EFMP  Easter Seals Napuakea (Call 808.523.5547 orScottish Rite Foundation: (202) 232-3579 email - http://www.wascottishrite.orgSickle Cell Disease Association: (800) 421-8453 August 10, 2011 Epilepsy Foundation of HawaiiSpina Bifida Hotline: (800) 621-3141, (202) 944-3285  Back to School with Epilepsy  What is a Special Needs Trust; who needs One;STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Parents and Why?(800) 572-7368 - For more information, call 808.528.3058 or email toUnited Cerebral Palsy: (800) 872-5827 - EFH@Hawaii 4
  5. 5. Autism 101 Parent Class 4th Wednesday of each month (For newly diagnosed family members or new to Hawaii) 0900-1100-Tripler AMC, 10th Floor Conference Room. Call 433-6205 to register. This is for parents only.  AUGUST 2011Special Needs Workshop for Navy & Air Autism Support GroupForce EFMP families (One day workshop Autism Society of Hawaii Location & Contact person: Naomi Grossmanwith special needs guest speakers (DATE, PH: 228-0122/c - E-mail: naomi_grossman@yahoo.comTIME AND VENUE to be determined…) Website: . Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  OCTOBER 2011 Down Syndrome Support GroupEFMP RESOURCE FAIR - Joint Base August 3, Schofield Barracks Chapel - 1800-1930Pearl Harbor Hickam (DATE, VENUE ANDTIME to be determined...) Autism Support Group August 10, Schofield Barracks Chapel - 1800-1930 SHARE Support Group (various special needs topics) August 16, AMR Chapel - 1800-1930 SHARE Support Group (various special needs topics) August 24, Schofield Barracks Chapel- 1800-1930 (Courtesy of the Army Community Service. Please call ACS @ 808.655.4227 for more information). GLUTEN-FREE Peanut Butter Cookies Serving Size 2 cookies, recipe yields 30 cookies, recipe can be halved. Ingredients 2 cups peanut butter 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional) 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet. 1. Combine peanut butter, eggs, and sugar and mix until smooth. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Spoon dough by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. 2. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 5 to 10 minutes before removing. Nutritional Information - Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438 | Total Fat: 25.1g | Cholesterol: 56mg Brought to you courtesy of the Military and Family Support Center Pearl Harbor EFMP Office 5