Relocating to a new assignment and community can be exciting but also challenging, particularly for military families with children with special needs. The School-Age Directory will help you experience a smooth transition by providing practical suggestions and information about special education services.
This page provides a brief overview of each state's special education system and links to more information.
This section contains tools for making the transition to a new school district easier for your child, including forms, checklists, worksheets and sample questions to ask your child's new school district.
This section summarizes recent developments and service trends related to autism spectrum disorders, emotional/behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities.
This section provides a glossary of terms to help you and your family.
Services for children identified with autism spectrum disorders, emotional/behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities are emphasized. However, the suggestions and tools included here will assist all families with children with special needs transferring to any domestic location. The directory supplements information available at Military OneSource's Exceptional Family Member Program page.
The directory is organized to help you quickly obtain the information you need to make decisions for your child with special needs and enable you to:
When using the directory, please keep in mind that: