5 Sites for Professionals who are Supporting Military Families with Special Needs Children
Being in the military? That’s some tough stuff.
Having a child with AAC needs? Lots of challenges there, as we all know.
Both? Hard to imagine
As professionals, few of us know much about the unique pressures and demands on military families of children with special needs. In this post, we highlight some resources that SLPs, educators, and others can use to educate ourselves and provide better supports to these families.
1. U.S. Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) Special Education Information and information on the The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
2. Military Homefront pages on Special Education and Assistive Technology with link to TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
3. Military Child Education Coalition Special Education Leadership Institute (SELI)
4. STOMP: Specialized Training for Military Parents, a project dedicated to training and support of families who have a member with a disability
5. Facebook Group for Military Special Needs Network
Filed under: PrAACtical Thinking
This post was written by Carole Zangari