CYS Services: www.sillmwr.com/child-youth-
Lawton Public Schools: www.lawtonps.org
Housing Relocation information: www.fortsillhousing.com
EFMP Military Homefront: http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/
Picerne On- Post Housing: www.sillpicerne.com
The Army Community Service (ACS) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with other military & civilian agencies to provide comprehensive & coordinated community support, educational, housing, personnel, & medical services to Active Duty Soldiers and Family members enrolled in the program. Per AR 608-75, enrollment into the EFMP is mandatory for Soldiers who have a Family member with any medical and/or educational need. If dual military, both Soldiers must enroll in the program. Enrollment updates are required, at a minimum, every 3 years or as conditions change (whichever comes first).
The EFMP is a Department of the Army Program designed to assist Active Duty personnel during assignments/reassignments sponsoring Exceptional Family Members (EFM) with special physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual needs. The Army will exert every effort to assign Soldiers to an area where the special needs of the EFM can be accommodated, providing there is a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier’s specialty and grade. All Soldiers will remain eligible for worldwide assignments.
An EFM is a Family member (child or adult) of an active duty Soldier, regardless of age, with any physical, emotional, developmental, or educational need that requires on-going special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.
The Fort Sill EFMP has two parts. Military Treatment Facility (MTF) EFMP is located at Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH). The EFMP Special Needs Advisor is your point of contact for EFMP enrollments, updates and disenrollments. MTF EFMP also conducts EFMP overseas screenings by appointment only. Walk-in hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 0800-1000. For questions or for more information on services provided by RACH EFMP call (580) 558-3460.www.rach.sill.amedd.army.mil
ACS EFMP, located at Bldg 4700N Mow-Way Road, provides support services once a Family is enrolled in EFMP. Services include: information and referral, community support, advocacy, resource directory, Respite Care, recreational and cultural activities, community support group information, resource library, and the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP). All services and activities are free of charge and open to the whole family. For questions or for more information on services provided by ACS EFMP call (580) 442-4916.
Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP)
The goal of the SNAP is to help all children reach and realize their full potential. The SNAP is a team that assists in determining the safest, least restrictive, and most appropriate placement of children with special needs who wish to use Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services. The SNAP team meets weekly and works with the parents to develop a care plan to ensure the child’s experiences in CYS Services are safe, memorable and successful. When the Family registers for any CYS Services program, and identifies a child with a condition, the process will be initiated. The SNAP team serves as an advocate to ensure the child’s rights are protected and respected. For questions or more information on services call (580) 442-3927. www.sillmwr.com/snap
Monthly Support Groups
EFMP offers information on monthly support groups meeting in the Lawton/Ft. Sill area. The support groups allow Families to share common experiences unique to special needs. They provide a place to network within the community and to learn about new information and resources on special needs. For more information on support groups in the surrounding area contact the ACS EFMP office.
Soldiers Clearing Fort Sill
All Soldiers enrolled in EFMP must clear ACS EFMP (Hartell Hall, Bldg 4700N Mow-Way Road) before they depart Fort Sill. The ACS EFMP requires a copy of the Soldier’s orders assigning him/her to the next duty station. The Soldier will complete paperwork, which will be sent to the gaining installation, and identify any coordination and/or transition needs. Soldiers will be cleared electronically.
Respite care is available through a variety of resources in the Lawton Fort Sill area. The EFMP Manager can help with referrals to providers and applications for respite care funding. Respite care, as with all EFMP case management and advocacy issues, is best handled through appointment. Please contact the office to set a time to meet with the EFMP Manager and go over the respite care options available to you.