Military OneSource special needs consultants can answer your questions and concerns about the care and education of your special needs child or adult family member. Consultants are licensed professionals with master's degrees and extensive experience in the disability field. When you call to talk with a consultant, they will:
- Listen to what your family needs
- Complete a needs assessment
- Decipher what resources your family already has or has tried
- Guide your family toward the help you need
Consultants can help you with:
- Information about specialized doctors, medical-equipment resources and medical benefits
- Early intervention, special education, and options for when your child graduates from high school
- Exceptional Family Member Program identification and enrollment
- Support for adults, including information on insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare and Medicaid.
- Research on grants, support groups, in-home care and help during deployments
- Recreational referrals to specialized summer camps and other extracurricular activities
- Referrals to legal and financial resources for families with special needs
- Caregiver wellness referrals for support groups, and stress management and counseling resources
- Respite care resources through TRICARE or community programs, and through each service branch
Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to schedule a free consultation. You'll talk with a real person, not a computer, without going through a long phone menu.
You can also go to Military OneSource to schedule an appointment online. Appointments are available seven days a week for your family's convenience.