The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) supports the continuum of care for all eligible sponsors and their family member in order to improve the quality of life for families that support a member with special medical and/or educational needs. EFMP is a DOD-mandated enrollment program designed to support individual, family, and unit readiness.

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We are here to help and we understand how to meet the special medical and educational needs of our family members. Our staff is trained to provide services, support, and resources you need to provide proper care for exceptional family members. When you enroll in the program, we make sure you are assigned to a location with the proper services. Educational training and monthly social groups are organized to give you the opportunity to learn from others who face similar challenges, and our access to a vast network of local, state, and national resources is yours to share.

Enrollment Qualifications

The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program (MCO 1754.4C) for active-duty personnel who have a family member who meets the enrollment criteria. Enrollment cannot prejudice advancement or career. Registry in the program will not be an element of the Manpower Management System.

Who will qualify?

Exceptional Family Member Program Enrollment Criteria

Per DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1315.19, the following conditions qualify an active duty family member for enrollment in the EFMP:

Sponsors are required to identify and enroll all family members who have a medical (physical, mental, and emotional) or educational condition at the time of identification or diagnosis of the condition by a qualified medical provider or educational authority. HQMC EFMP will make the final determination concerning EFMP enrollment of Marine Corps sponsors.

The following are reasons for enrollment:

a. Potentially life threatening conditions and/or chronic (duration of 6 months or longer) medical or physical conditions requiring follow up care from a primary care manager (to include pediatricians) more than once a year or specialty care.

b. Current and chronic (duration of six months or longer) mental health condition (such as bipolar, conduct, major affective, or thought or personality disorders); inpatient or intensive (greater than one visit monthly for more than 6 months) outpatient mental health service within the last five years; or intensive mental health services required at the present time. This includes medical care from any provider, including a primary care manager.

c. A diagnosis of asthma or other respiratory-related diagnosis with chronic recurring symptoms that involves one of more of the following:

(1) Scheduled use of inhaled or oral anti-inflammatory agents or bronchodilators.

(2) History of emergency room use or clinic visits for acute asthma exacerbations or other respiratory-related diagnosis within the last year.

(3) History of one or more hospitalizations for asthma, or other respiratory related diagnosis within the past 5 years.

d. A diagnosis of attention deficit disorder or attention deficit disorder that involves one or more of the following:

(1) Includes a co-morbid psychological diagnosis.

(2) Requires multiple medications, psycho-pharmaceuticals (other than stimulants) or does not respond to normal doses of medication.

(3) Requires management and treatment by mental health provider (e.g., psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or psychiatric nurse practitioner).

(4) Requires the involvement of a specialty consultant, other than a primary care manager, more than twice a year on a chronic basis.

(5) Requires modifications of the educational curriculum or the use of behavioral management staff.

e. A chronic condition that requires:

(1) Adaptive equipment (such as apnea home monitor, home nebulizer, wheelchair, custom fit splints/braces/orthotics (not over the counter), hearing aids, home oxygen therapy, home ventilator, etc.).

(2) Assistive technology devices (such as communicative devices) or services.

(3) Environmental or architectural considerations (such as medically required limited number of steps, wheelchair accessibility, housing and/ or air conditioning modifications.)

 f. Special Education Needs. Family members of active duty Service members (regardless of location) and civilian employees appointed to an overseas location eligible for enrollment in DoDEA school on a space required basis will be identified as having special educational needs if they have or are found eligible for either an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an IEP in accordance with DoDI 1342.12 and DoDI 1342.12.


Qualifying Diagnoses

Some examples of a diagnosis that would qualify a family member include:

  • Allergies (Chronic)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Asperger’s
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Delayed Milestones in Children
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Eczema
  • Educational Special Needs / IEP / 504
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Allergies
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Hearing or Visual Impairment
  • Heart Condition
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Distrophy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Premature Birth 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Sickle-Cell Anemia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech Impairment

Family Support

Family Support

The Marine Corps recognizes and is particularly responsive to the needs of Marines, both Active Duty and Marine Corps’ Reservists, who have family members with special medical and/or education needs. Early enrollment in the EFMP is the Marine’s guarantee that the Marine Corps will do its best to match a Marine’s grade and occupational specialty with a location where the exceptional family member’s needs can be met. However, there are other services that the EFMP offers and are designed to improve the quality of life of Marine Corps families with special needs.

How EFMP Helps You

The EFMP recognizes and understands that it is the spouse of the Active Duty Marine who bears much of the work and stress related to caring for a family member with special needs. Because sponsors often work long and irregular hours and frequently deploy, spouses often make and attend medical appointments, coordinate home medical care, attend special education meetings, and do most of the research about their child or family member’s condition. The EFMP Family Case Worker provides family support services to spouses and other DEERS-eligible family members.

When a sponsor is deployed or TAD, family members can complete and submit the EFMP enrollment paperwork and are always welcome to call and schedule an appointment at any time with the EFMP Family Case Worker for assistance.

It can take 6-9 months to identify and access medical, special education, and other services in a new state. The EFMP Family Case Worker can provide families with applicable local and state information and can help families find and utilize the local, state, and federal programs and organizations that assist and support families with special needs. They are there to help families cope with new diagnoses and to connect with appropriate supports and services.

Why Trust EFMP

EFMP employs Managers, Family Case Workers, and Training Education Outreach Specialists. EFMP has established a framework for effective communication and collaboration between families and professionals, between TRICARE and public healthcare systems, among agencies at the state and community levels, and among public agencies and volunteer organizations. The installation EFMP staff exists not only to assist families with enrollments and updates, but also serves as a vital link between exceptional families and federal, state, and local resources.

EFMP is Familiar With:

  • Federal, State Laws, DoD Instructions, Marine Corps Orders, Publications and Directives and base regulations affecting individuals with disabilities
  • Early Interventions Services (EIS) and Education & Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Inclusion
  • DoDEA
  • Life Planning Decisions
  • Financial resources & medical assistance programs & waivers
  • Resources & Referrals

EFMP Can Also Coordinate:

  • Parent Training Events
  • Support Groups
  • EFMP Family Events


Enrolled families often ask questions about the confidentiality of the information they provide to EFMP. Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the health and educational information pertaining to the EFM is necessary for a successful program. Personnel shall receive access to EFMP information only when required in the course of their duties and shall preserve the confidentiality of enrollees’ information, and safeguard written and electronic correspondence and databases. The Marine Corps EFMP handles ALL medical and educational information with the strictest confidentiality. Local EFMP Managers provide limited information to the Unit Commander, or his/her designee to ensure commands are aware of those Marines who need to complete an update to maintain compliance. The information shared with the command is limited to the following:

  • Name of Sponsor
  • Grade of Sponsor
  • Military Occupational Speciality
  • Date of enrollment/Date of most recent update/Due date of next update

The specific medical diagnosis and treatment and/or special education needs of the EFM are not shared with the Command. This information is kept strictly confidential.

Information regarding an EFMP enrollment will appear in the EFM health records, the EFMP Case Management System, and the database of the appropriate assignment branch. The case file, kept by EFMP staff, will be kept strictly confidential. The EFMP Case Management System will NOT become an element of the Manpower Management System, individual record books, or the parent command records of the sponsor, nor be referenced in performance appraisals such as Fitness Reports.

If you have any questions regarding the confidentiality of your EFMP information, please contact the EFMP Office at 252-466-7533

Remote Support

Support for Geographically Dispersed Marines

Marines who are geographically dispersed may experience additional stressors as they are not able to access services and supports available at installations. The Exceptional Family Member Program is committed to meeting the needs of remotely stationed families by providing excellent customer service and creative and flexible family support.

PCS Transitions

Using a standardized Warm Hand-Off Process, Family Case Workers will work closely with families to ensure a smooth and seamless PCS transition. When a Marine receives orders, the Family Case Worker will work with the family prior to PCS to:

  • Assess and identify needs
  • Develop a plan to meet the needs
  • Both the losing and gaining Family Case Worker will communicate and work with families to meet the needs

The plan will prompt discussion in the following areas:

  • TRICARE transitions
  • Medical care
  • Housing
  • Local resources
  • School transition
  • Respite care
  • Any other needs identified by the family

Although families may not be able to access a physical EFMP office, they will receive support through phone and email communication.

Ongoing Family Support

Supporting this unique population requires particular skills. The Program Manager will assign cases to appropriate staff who can best address the needs of each family. EFMP staff will network and coordinate with local service providers and other organizations to provide the most effective local support for families. Contact with the family will be maintained at least quarterly but can be initiated as often as needed to meet the ongoing needs of EFMP families.

Location Assignments

Location Assignments

Assigning Marine sponsors to locations that can support the needs of their family members ensures that the sponsor’s performance of duty is not inordinately affected by the demands of caring for their Exceptional Family Member. This allows the sponsor to concentrate on performing his/her duties and contributes to the operational readiness of Marine units. This is especially critical in overseas assignments where the provision of services may be limited. Successful execution of the EFMP improves the quality of life for Marine Corps families with special needs.


The EFMP has no impact on the deployment responsibilities of Marines. Overseas-unaccompanied assignments, unit deployments, and standard deployments must be carried out without interruption. When a family member’s needs conflict with such assignments, the assignment will be effected under the provision of a Humanitarian Assignment.

Humanitarian Assignment

The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to improve the quality of life of enrolled families and provides procedures and guidelines to facilitate the appropriate assignments. In achieving its goal the EFMP reduces family stress or hardship while minimizing the need for costly reassignments, especially OCONUS transfers due to the non-availability of adequate services.

Occasionally, a family member’s condition worsens to a level that the currently available medical services are no longer available and a Humanitarian Transfer is necessary to relocate to a location that can better meet the medical needs of a special needs family member. Or, a Marine may receive PCS orders that would be implemented during the course of critical medical treatments (e.g. chemotherapy, dialysis, transplant) for his family member and the attending physician does not recommend the PCS. These are just a few examples of why an EFMP enrolled Marine may need a Humanitarian Assignment.

Criteria for HUMS Assistance:

  • A severe situation that presents a personal problem that is more severe than those normally encountered by Marines and their families in the course of military service.
  • A hardship that occurs or is aggravated as a result of the Marine’s beginning the initial term of service or subsequent to the date of the last reenlistment.
  • A problem involving the Marine’s immediate family where the individual’s presence is required to alleviate or eliminate the hardship. Immediate family is defined as the spouse, natural or stepchildren, brothers, sisters, and the Marine’s or spouse’s parents. A person who has stood in loco parentis for at least 2 years preceding the Marine’s entry on active duty qualifies as a parent for the purpose of humanitarian assistance.
  • When orders are issued to a Marine who has been enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and the assignment does not provide adequate medical care.

Library List

Exceptional Family Member Program Library List
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Book # Classification and Title
  Activities, Games, Play, for the Special Needs Child
ACT 2 Tasks Galore: Making Groups Meaningful
ACT 3 Tasks Galore: For the Real World
ACT 4 The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun
ACT 5 Play for Children with Special Needs
ACT 6 Social Skills Activities for Special Children
ACT 7 Life Skills Activities for Special Children
ACT 8 Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students
ACT 9 Special Talents, Special Needs
ACT 10 Creative Play for Children with Disabilities
ACT 11 Small Steps Forward
ACT 12 The New Language of Toys
ACT 13 Special Needs, Special Horses
ACT 14 Early Intervention Games
ACT 15 Story Time Yoga
ACT 16 Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADD 1 The ADHD Parenting Handbook
ADD 2 The ADD & ADHD Answer Book: The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask
ADD 3 Taking Charge of ADHD
ADD 4 Heads Up Helping!!
ADD 5 Bodola Chips & Pop
ADD 7 ADD/ADHD Behavior – Change Resource Kit
ADD 8 Maybe You Know My Kid: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child with ADHD
ADD 9 Management of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD 10 ADHD/Hyperactivity: A Consumers Guide
ADD 11 Understanding ADHD: The Definitive Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD 13 The ADD Hyperactivity Workbook For Parents, Teachers and Kids
ADD 14 The ADD Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools
ADD 15 How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD
ADD 16 ADHD in the Young Child
ADD 17 The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
ADD 18 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Parent Wants to Know
ASP 1 The Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids
ASP 2 The Harvard Medical School Guide To: Taking Control of Your Asthma
ASP 3 One Minute Asthma
ASP 4 A Parent’s Handbook: Helping Your Child Manage Asthma
AUT 1 The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
AUT 2 The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
AUT 3 Social Skills Lessons and Activities for Grades 4-6
AUT 4 Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
AUT 5 Everybody is Different
AUT 6 A Picture’s Worth: PECS and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism
AUT 7 Autism 24/7: A Family Guide to Learning at Home and in the Community
AUT 8 A 5 is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up
AUT 10 The Social Success Workbook for Teens
AUT 11 Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals
AUT 13 Autism Treatment Guide
AUT 14 Sibling’s of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families
AUT 15 The Mom’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, and Related Disorders
AUT 16 Joey and Sam
AUT 17 Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism
AUT 18 Louder Than Words
AUT 19 Mother Warriors
AUT 20 Autism Early Intervention Facts
AUT 21 The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders
AUT 22 My Brother is Autistic
AUT 23 Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
AUT 24 Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families
AUT 25 Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome
AUT 26 All About My Brother
AUT 27 A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism
AUT 28 Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book
AUT 29 Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
AUT 30 Empowered Autism Parenting
AUT 31 Autism Spectrum Disorders
AUT 32 Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom
AUT 34 Does my Child Have Autism?
AUT 35 The London Eye Mystery
CAN 1 Taking Cancer to School
CAN 2 When A Parent Has Cancer
CAN 3 My Child Has Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival
Communication and Visual Impairments
COM/VI 1 Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know
COM/VI 2 Children with Visual Impairments
COM/VI 3 Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish
COM/VI 4 Supporting Children with Communication Difficulties in Inclusive Settings
COM/VI 5 Helping your Child with Selective Mutism
COM/VI 6 Terminology of Communication Disorder: Speech-Language-Hearing
COM/VI 7 Survey of Communication Disorders
COM/VI 9 Language Instructions for Students with Disabilities
COM/VI 10 Five Flavors of Dumb
COM/VI 11 A Mango-Shaped Space
COM/VI 12 Freak the Mighty
DIA 1 Mayo Clinic on Managing Diabetes
Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
SA/DV 1 Violent No More
SA/DV 3 Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse
Down Syndrome & Mental Retardation
DWN/MR 1 Down Syndrome
DWN/MR 2 Be Good to Eddie Lee
DWN/MR 3 Teaching the Infant with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
DWN/MR 4 Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome
DWN/MR 5 A Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome:
DWN/MR 6 Children with Mental Retardation: A Parent’s Guide
DWN/MR 7 Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents’ Guide
DWN/MR 8 We’ll Paint the Octopus Red
DWN/MR 9 Differences in Common: Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome and Life
DWN/MR 10 Medical & Surgical Care for Children with Down Syndrome
DWN/MR 11 Willowood
DWN/MR 12 My Friend has Down Syndrome
DWN/MR 13 The Man Who Loved Clowns
DVD/CD 1 School Mental Health – Training Resource Directory (CD)
DVD/CD 2 When Someone You Love Has a Drinking Problem (CD)
DVD/CD 3 Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (DVD)
DVD/CD 4 Autism Awareness for Law Enforcement and Community Personnel (DVD)
DVD/CD 5 Caregiving (CD)
DVD/CD 6 Embracing Play: Teaching Your Child with Autism (DVD)
DVD/CD 7 Double Duty – Staying Connected when a Depploed Dad (CD)
DVD/CD 8 The First IEP: Parents Perspectives (DVD)
DVD/CD 10 Asperger Syndrome for Dad (DVD)
DVD/CD 11 Breathe – Managing Stress (CD)
DVD/CD 13 Parents Rights and Special Education Resources (CD)
DVD/CD 14 These Boots: A Spouse’s Guide to Stepping Up and Standing Tall During Deployment (CD)
DVD/CD 15 Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities (DVD)
DVD/CD 16 Talking about Preteens
DVD/CD 17 Parenting in the 21st Century (CD)
DVD/CD 18 Last One Picked… First One Picked On: Learning Disabilities and Social Skills (DVD)
DVD/CD 19 Finding Strength in Family and Community (CD)
DVD/CD 20 Talking with your Teenager (CD)
DVD/CD 21 Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months (DVD)
DVD/CD 22 Sesame Street Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
DVD/CD 23 Sesame Street Talk, Listen, Connect: When Families Grieve
DVD/CD 24 Spectrum Connections: Connecting to Emotions through Music (DVD)
DVD/CD 25 Mr. Poe & Friends Discuss Family Reunion After Deployment (DVD)
DVD/CD 26 Military Youth Coping with Separation: When Family Members Deploy (DVD)
DVD/CD 27 Help From Home – Deployment Support for Military Service Members and Families (CD)
DVD/CD 28 Taking Charge of your Money (CD)
DVD/CD 29 Young Children on the Home Front: Family Stories, Family Strengths (CD)
DVD/CD 30 6O Minutes to a Better You (CD)
DVD/CD 31 Growing Stronger through Change
DVD/CD 32 DOD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit (CD)
DVD/CD 33 Being Bullied (DVD)
DVD/CD 34 Surviving Due Process (DVD)
DVD/CD 35 Straight Talk for Kids (DVD)
DVD/CD 36 Wright Law – Special Education Law (CD)
DVD/CD 37 I’m Tyler (DVD)
DVD/CD 38 With You all the Way (CD)
DVD/CD 39 Out-Erobics (DVD)
DVD/CD 40 Military OneSource: You name it. We can help.
DVD/CD 41 Home Teach Kit One
Emotions and Moods
EM 2 When My Worries Get Too Big
EPI 1 My Mommy has Epilepsy
EPI 2 Taking Seizure Dosorders to School
EPI 3 Children with Seizures
EPI 4 Becky the Brave
EPI 5 Children with Epilepsy
Health Care Issues
HCI 1 Parenting Children with Health Issues
HCI 2 Managing Migraines
HCI 3 When Young Children are Injured
HCI 4 When Your Child is Seriously Injured
HCI 5 When your Child Goes Back to School After an Injury
HCI 6 Taking Charge: Overcoming the Challenges of Long-Term Illness
HCI 7 Healthier at Home: The Proven Guide to Self-Care and Being a Wise Health Consumer
HCI 8 Raising and Emotionally Health Child When a Parent Gets Sick
HCI 9 Your Child and Health Care
HCI 10 Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie
IEP 1 Better IEP’s: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs
IEP 2 Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
IEP 3 IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers
IEP 4 Creating a “Win-Win IEP” for Students with Autism
IEP 5 Better IEP Meetings Everyone Wins
IEP 6 Hopes and Dreams: An IEP Guide for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
IEP 8 Nolo The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
IEP 9 How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?: Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery
IEP 10 All About IEPs
Legal and Long Term Care Issues
LEG/LTC 1 Special Needs Trusts: Protect your Child’s Financial Future
LEG/LTC 3 Legal Rights of the Catastrophically III and Injured: A Family Guide
LEG/LTC 4 Planning for the Future
LEG/LTC 5 Special Education Law-Second Edition
LEG/LTC 6 Understanding Special Education
Mental Health & Bipolar Disorder
MH/BI 1 Love is Never Enough
MH/BI 2 Helping Someone with Mental Illness
MH/BI 3 Practitioner’s Guide to Treating Fear & Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
MH/BI 4 Feeling Good – 100 Ways to Feel Better Every Day
MH/BI 5 Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder
MH/BI 6 It’s Not about the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out
MH/BI 7 The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
MH/BI 8 Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents
MH/BI 9 Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood
MH/BI 10 The Bipolar Child
MH/BI 11 What Works for Bipolar Kids
MH/BI 12 Facts to Relax By
MH/BI 13 The Self-Help Source Book
MH/BI 14 The Secret Life of Bees
MH/BI 15 A Balanced Life: 9 Strategies for Coping with the Mental Health Problems of a Loved One
  Neuromuscular Disorders & Cerebral Palsy
ND/CP 1 Raising a Child with a Neuromuscular Disorder
ND/CP 3 Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Parent’s Guide
ND/CP 4 Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Caregiving
PAR 1 Nurturing the Families of the World
PAR 2 Raising G Rated Kids in an R Rated World
PAR 4 A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens
Parent & Sibling Issues in Families with a Special Needs Child
SIB/PAR 1 It Isn’t Fair!: Siblings of Children with Disabilities
SIB/PAR 2 Married with Special-Needs Children
SIB/PAR 3 The Sibling Slam Book
SIB/PAR 4 Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs
SIB/PAR 5 Views from Our Shoes: Growing up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs
SIB/PAR 6 Chart Your Course: Preparing for the Journey
Preemies & Early Intervention
PREM 1 The Early Intervention Dictionary
PREM 2 Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey
PREM 3 The Secret of the Baby Whisper
PREM 4 Meeting Early Intervention Challenges: Issues from Birth to Three
PREM 5 Preemies: the Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies
PREM 6 The Preemie Parents’ Companion
PREM 7 In Time and with Love: Caring for the Special Needs Baby
Resources & Guides on Special Needs
RG/SN 3 Common Psychological Disorders in Young Children
RG/SN 4 Assessment of Children & Youth with Special Needs
RG/SN 5 You, Your Child, and “Special” Education: A Guide to Making the System Work
RG/SN 6 Childhood Behaviors Disorders-V
RG/SN 7 Managing Chronic Health Needs in Chid Care and Schools
RG/SN 8 Off to School – Parent-Eye View of the Kindergarten Year
RG/SN 10 Writing Soap Notes with Client Management Formats
RG/SN 11 A Reader’s Guide for Parents of Children with Mental, Physical, or Emotional Disabilities
RG/SN 12 Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting and Keeping Your Benefits
RG/SN 15 Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry
RG/SN 17 Case Managemnt Practice
RG/SN 18 Computer Resources for People with Disabilities
RG/SN 19 Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s School
RG/SN 20 Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards
RG/SN 21 DSM-IV Training Guide for Diagnosis of Childhood Disorders
SCH 1 Schizophrenia: Questions and Answers
Special Needs Advocacy
SN/ADV 1 From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
SN/ADV 2 Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book
Special Need Children
SNC 1 Raising a Child Who Has a Physical Disability
SNC 2 Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
SNC 3 Soaring in the Storm
SNC 4 Steps to Independence
SNC 5 The Elephant in the Playroom
SNC 6 Arnie and the New Kid
SNC 7 A Parent’s Guide to Developmental Delays
SNC 9 A Different Kind of Perfect
SNC 10 Growing with Your Learning-Disabled Child
SNC 11 The Survival Guide for Kids with LD
SNC 12 Shut Up About… Your Perfect Kid!: the Movement of “Imperfection”
SNC 13 Young Children with Special Needs: Birth through Age Eight
SNC 14 The Child with Special Needs
SNC 15 A Walk in the Rain with a Brain
SNC 16 Different Dads
SNC 17 Does a Disabled Child = A Disabled Family?
SNC 18 School Success for Children with Special Needs
SNC 19 In Jesse’s Shoes – Appreciating kids with special needs
SNC 20 The Special Needs Planning Guide: How to Prepare for Every Stage of your Child’s Life
SNC 21 My Buddy
SNC 22 It’s Okay to be Different
SNC 23 When the Labels Don’t Fit
SNC 24 My Sister’s Special
SNC 25 The Special Child: A Source Book for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
SNC 26 All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!
SNC 27 After the Tears
SNC 28 Promoting Social Success: A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
SNC 29 Special Parent, Special Child
SVC 30 Don’t Call Me Special
SNC 32 Little Children Big Needs
SNC 33 Building a Joyful Life with Your Child Who Has Special Needs
SNC 34 Susan Laughs
SNC 35 Yoga for the Special Child
SNC 36 Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities
SNC 37 More Than a Mom: Living a Full Life When Your Child has Special Needs
SNC 38 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs
Tourette Syndrome
TS 1 Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide
TS 2 Jerk California
Materials can be checked out via the EFMP office for three weeks. Overdue notices will be sent first to the user’s email.  
A notice for long-overdue materials will be sent to the military sponsor’s commanding officer.  
Revised 4/2016  

Contact Information

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Bldg 232
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533

Phone: 2524667533


Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630
Wednesday 0730-1630
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
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