Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Specialized Training of Military Parents

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Specialized Training of Military Parents

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If you have a child with special education or health needs, you know how important it is to stay informed. Luckily, military parents have a great resource available to help. The Specialized Training of Military Parents project is a parent training and information center funded by the Department of Education and dedicated to educating and training service members with children who have special education or health care needs.

The STOMP project assists military families by providing information, support and advice. It offers help in several ways:

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* The project holds workshops and conferences at military locations around the world.

* The program is staffed by military parents who have raised children with special needs, and offers help on topics unique to military families with children with special needs.

* The project provides tips and assistance with everything from transferring your child's individualized education program due to a PCS to organizing your child's school records..

* Laws and services for children with special needs change from state to state, and some U.S. laws don't apply on installations overseas. …

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