Family Member Program
The Family and MWR Exceptional Family Member Program helps provide
support and the required care for Family members with
disabilities and special needs, to better support the Soldiers and Family Members stationed at Fort Drum.
works with other Military and Civilian agencies to provide for
Family members with special
assists with the special physical, emotional, developmental, and
intellectual needs by providing community support services such
as resources, information and referral, advocacy, support
groups, respite care and relocation assistance.
An Exceptional Family Member is a dependant family member
(child or adult) of an active duty Soldier, with any physical,
emotional, developmental, behavioral, mental, or intellectual
disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education,
training, or counseling on an on-going basis.
Some examples of EFMs are those with: Asthma, Autism or PDD,
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD), Diabetes, Arthritis,
Depression, Bipolar, or Schizophrenia, Anxiety/Phobias and Panic
Disorders, Learning Disabilities or any special education
services, and high risk newborn.
Soldiers eligible to relocate
their Families at government expense should identify Family
members with a medical, physical, emotional, or intellectual
disorder to assignment authorities in accordance with AR 600-75;
enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory.
who are required to enroll are: Active Duty Army, The US Army
Reserve Soldiers in the USAR – Active Guard Reserve program and
other, USAR Soldiers on Active Duty exceeding 30 days, and the
Army National Guard personnel serving under authority of title
10, United States Code.
Enrollment is done on a walk in basis although assignment
coordination or screening requires an appointment. Enrollment in
the program does not adversely affect selection for promotion,
schools, or assignment. The information provided to EFMP is not
made available to selection boards and command.
designed to help Families get the care they need and deserve.
Exceptional Family Member Program
Army Community Service
Conway Road, Bldg. P-4330
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