The family support function is intended to provide a range of direct support for families that have children with special needs, including autism. It is not standardized and can vary widely depending on the service and location. It is tremendously helpful for you to find out as quickly as possible what services are available through your service branch EFMP and specific duty station. Helpful resources for this can be found at:
EFMP enrollment is mandatory for active duty service members and required immediately upon identification of a special need. The required forms for enrollment are:
Remember: enrollment primarily supports the personnel function. For treatment matters and EFMP family support, the service member and spouse will need to consult with the medical and family support centers respectively. For contact information on EFMP offices in specific locations, visit the Resource Directory or follow the Military Installations link on DoD’s Military OneSource Web site.