Military Family Support 360 Center

@Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Assisting active duty and retired military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel throughout NJ with infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities

Helping families know their rights to ensure that infants, toddlers, children, youth and young adults (birth–26) with special needs receive the early intervention, education, and transition services they need for a productive life, the PTI also works with families who have children at risk of inappropriate identification and classification.

What the Parent Training & Information Center Offers

We assist military families by:
  • Developing a Family Plan to address concerns
  • Assisting with access to Family Resources
  • Offering training sessions on advocacy for accessing quality services, health care, and education
  • Offering family to family emotional support and information
  • Linking personnel to leadership opportunities to ensure the family voice in decisions about military assistance programs and services

Library

Resources & Materials

“The Military Family Support 360 Project”  |  Exceptional Parent Magazine article about the project

BRANCH: Military Parent Technical Assistance Center  |  Abundant resources for military-connected families

Resources Especially for Military Families  |  A landing page of resources for military families from the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), a SPAN program

Military Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)  |  A Department of Defense program that helps military dependents with special needs

EFMP + Special Needs  |  Information on support for military families with family members with special needs, via the National Military Family Association

EMFP/Special Needs  |  Resources to support service members and their families, including information on policies and parent tool kits, from Military OneSource

Special Education Services in Military DoDEA Schools  |  Information about special education services in DoDEA schools and military programs that can support families of kids with learning and attention issues

What Our Families Say

Thank you for all of your help with my SSI issues—everything went smoothly. I was prepared, thanks to all of the good advice I was given.

The training is exactly what I’d been looking for!

Contact Us


PROGRAM STAFF

Military Family Support 360 Project Director

Donna Milanowycz

Military Family Support Navigator

* MFS-360 Navigators are military parents and/or military spouses who are intimately familiar with the struggles of supporting military households with children with disabilities
The Center was established through funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities, part of the Administration for Children & Families.  Funding currently provided through SPAN’s Parent Training and Information Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.