EMFP offers new materials

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  • By 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The Exceptional Family Member Program has new resource materials available to help those in need. The materials include books on topics such as special needs advocacy, special education law and autism, among others. They are available for checkout from both the Airman & Family Readiness Center and the Base Library.

"Having a family member with a special need, regardless of that particular need, often creates a desire to become an expert on that need," said Renea McFeeters, EFMP coordinator. "Having access to materials that can provide insight on disabilities, the law, special education and medical research can help families become better equipped to deal with many challenges."

Many of the new books offer stories about other families facing similar obstacles, which could help ease anxieties or fears, she said.

The Air Force's EFMP is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. The Family Support component is provided by the A&FRC and includes on-and off-base information and referrals, parent training, support groups, family activities, relocation assistance, financial management and school information.

For more information about the EFMP-FS, to check out the new resource books, get information about EFMP summer activities or to find out more about EFMP Family Support Group monthly meetings, contact McFeeters at 926-1259 or check out the EFMP facebook page.