Military Family Resources
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We want provide care, support, and assistance.
The VEC Point of Contact to assist military families is
Our Principal is Jeff Williams.
Our Teacher Leaders are Nicky Smith and Sonja Hammond.
Our Office Manager is Cindy Eaton.
We are here to assist you.
We recommend starting here: Resources Especially for Military Families and Moving to a New Location. This excellent article from the Center for Parent Information & Resources includes information and resources specific to military families with children with disabilities.
- Airman & Family Readiness Center - AFRC https://www.facebook.com/Hill-AFB-AFRC-167297986670172/ or
- Base Housing https://www.hillhousing.com/base-directory or https://www.hillhousing.com/base-directory/school-liaison-office-and-community-schools
- Blue Star Families https://bluestarfam.org/
- EFMP & Me - Exceptional Family Member Program & Me
- eParent - PCS with Special Needs Family Members
- Gold Star Families https://www.americasgoldstarfamilies.org/
- Hill Air Force Base EFMP-FS Program
- (Family Support) Specialist Tammy Custer,
- Hill AFB EFMP-FS Specialist Bldg. 150
(801) 586-2611/DSN 586-2611
The EFMP-FS connects families with special needs to on and off base support services and assists with family support needs.
- Mental Health Needs, Supporting Your Child with -
- Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project - Resources for Military Families
- Military Family Life Counselors - MFLCs https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/military-and-family-life-counseling/
- Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission MIC3
- Military One Source https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
- Military One Source - Essentials for Special Education and Child Care
- National Military Family Association - https://www.militaryfamily.org/
- Respite Help (BRANCH Info) - The DOD does provide some respite help for those who qualify. Read more.
- STOMP – Specialized Training of Military Parents - STOMP can provide workshops and webinars to include a combination of special education and healthcare. (A project of PAVE).
- Trauma, Helping Your Children Adjust... - PACER Center paper with important tips and connections.
- Tutor.com (Free Tutoring Academic Support) https://military.tutor.com/home
- U.S. Dept. of Education for Military Families & Vets -https://www.ed.gov/veterans-and-military-families/information or https://www.ed.gov/veterans-and-military-families
- United Service Organization -USO https://www.uso.org/
- Veterans Administration- https://www.va.gov/
- Wounded Warrior Project - https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Davis School District (DSD) Resources
Davis School District has a number of resources available on their main website. Look for the Parent & Student tab for a directory.
Here are specific resources from DSD.
*** DSD Military Support Team **- Primary POC for Davis School District.
Transition to Adulthood - Planning and preparing for your child's roles after their senior year becomes increasingly important. Find out more and build your team!
- Employment related information.
- Post-High School Education & Training information
- Independent Living
- Age of Majority - Guardianship and Alternatives
- Annual DSD 504 & Special Education Transition Fair for Families
- All Agencies and Organizations - Build your transition team.
Important Resources Available in Utah
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) in the State of Utah - Employment searching and support for any individual that has a disability. Please apply. Find out more!
The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) - They have a waiting list - apply right away, if your student has an intellectual disability or autism.
Guardianship Associates of Utah - Non-Profit for help with Guardianship and filing.
The Social Security Administration - Resources for families with limited resources and a child with a disability or medical condition that impedes normal development. Also, for those over 18 who cannot work full-time. Please look for more information.
Those who receive SSI, also can apply for Medicaid through the Department of Workforce Services (DWS).
The Utah Parent Center is a great resource for families with members with disabilities.
There are a large number of community resources. Look for more organizations that provide assistance and support in our community on our All Agencies and Organizations webpage.
If you still did not find resources for your question, email email@example.com and he'll do his best.