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Talking points for efmp march 2011 (2)


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Talking points for efmp march 2011 (2)

  1. 1. EFMP Policy <ul><li>OSD is drafting a new Instruction entitled, “The Exceptional Family Member Program,” to include the requirements for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Services Plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stabilization of tours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination of assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CONUS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OCONUS </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Autism Study Ohio State University <ul><li>Analysis of educational services available to children with autism (ages 3 to 21) </li></ul><ul><li>Five states with largest military population </li></ul><ul><li>Online Education Directory for Children with Special Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of autism services in 10 additional states with high concentration of military families. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review will also include early intervention services and availability of services for children with intellectual disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders in all 15 states </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Benchmark Study Cornell University and Beach Center at Kansas University <ul><li>Analyze existing military and civilian programs and policies to inform on best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine expansion of existing programs through a family needs assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop evaluation metrics to determine family satisfaction. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Medicaid Study West Virginia University <ul><li>Why this study? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental complaints regarding access to Medicaid for long term care, custodial care and expendable items (diapers, incontinence pad). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Congressional interest in solving the problem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of hard data to judge the extent of the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirements for Medicaid vary by state </li></ul><ul><li>Lengthy waiting lists for waivers </li></ul><ul><li>Data gathered during site visits and interviews in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRICARE SOUTH- Fort Benning, San Antonio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRICARE NORTH- Fort Campbell, Norfolk including Langley-Eustis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRICARE WEST –Fort Lewis-McChord, San Diego including Miramar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need data on scope of problem and how frequent military moves impact access </li></ul><ul><li>Will generate recommendations for policy/legislation </li></ul>
  5. 5. OSD Support to Families <ul><li>Military OneSource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty consultations (up to 12 a year) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MilitaryINSTALLATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>PlanMyMove </li></ul><ul><li>EFMP Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Materials to all family centers </li></ul><ul><li>Funding to child and youth programs for inclusion training (Kids Included Together) Webinars </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>EFMP Marketing Kits </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning modules </li></ul><ul><li>Family Support Reference Guide </li></ul>Under Development