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Reports, Articles, and Regulations Related to Military Families Impacted by Disabilities Compiled by Jeremy Hilton (if you are interested in original pdfs of any of these documents, contact me via email listed below) NCD Report: "How to Improve Access to Health Care, Special Education, and Long-Term Supports and Services for Family Members with Disabilities", http://www.ncd.gov/publications/2011/Nov282011 Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing: "Oversight: Military Families with Special Needs" http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/oversight-military-families-with-special-needs Analysis of EFMP by Dr. Leslie Drinkwine: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/efmp_analysis_lkd_education_research_consultants TRICARE for Kids Reports American Academy of Pediatrics: Pending Children’s Hospital Association: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/childrenshospital_tfk Military Special Needs Network: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/tricare_for_kids_study3_45c3e919c2a8a2  Report on ECHO Program: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/echo_analysis_30_oct_2013 STOMP: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/tfk_stomp Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/mcf_tfk Easter Seals: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/easterseals_tfk Autism Speaks: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/as_tfk Military Officer’s Association of America: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/moaa_tfk National Military Family Association: http://issuu.com/militaryspecialneedsnetwork/docs/tfk_nmfa GAO Reports: 2007: GAO-07-317R "Medical, Family Support, and Educational Services Available for Exceptional Family Members" http://www.gao.gov/assets/100/94715.pdf 2011: GAO-11-231, "EDUCATION OF MILITARY DEPENDENT STUDENTS" http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-231 2012: GAO-12-680, "Better Oversight Needed to Improve Services for Children with Special Needs"


http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-680 2013: GAO-13-165R, "Department of Defense Policies on Accommodating Children with Special Needs in Child Care Programs", http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-165R Future DoD Reports:  

Benchmark Study: This study analyzes existing military and civilian programs and policies to inform on best practices, determines expansion of existing programs through a family needs assessment, and develops evaluation metrics to determine family satisfaction. (Delayed) Medicaid Study: In collaboration with West Virginia University, this study undertakes a comprehensive assessment of Medicaid accessibility to military families with special needs. (Delayed, expect delivery sometime summer 2013…delayed again…expect?) Functional Analysis: This is a long-term project to analyze the current data and case management systems of each Military Service to determine whether a joint service system can be developed to network the Military Service systems and the military health system IT solutions.

Past DoD Reports: 2009 "National Leadership Summit on Military Families" http://www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Reports/Final%20Report%20-%20No%20Appendices.pdf 2010 "Report on the Impact of Deployment of Members of the Armed Forces on Their Dependent Children" (see pg 45-46) http://www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Reports/Report_to_Congress_on_Impact_of_Deployment_on_Military_Chil dren.pdf 2010 “Military Family Assessment” (see pg 37) http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/mfna_2010_report 2011 "Annual Report to Congress on Plans for the Department of Defense for the Support of Military Family Readiness" (pg 40, 2010 report says essentially the same thing, 2012 not published yet): http://www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Reports/FY2011_Report_MilitaryFamilyReadinessPrograms.pdf 2011, “2011 Office of Special Needs Report to Congress related to 2011 NDAA” http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/2011_ndaa_report_to_congress_by_office_of_special_ 2011, “Military Child and Special Education NDAA Study” http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/4-ndaa_sec586_rpt_to_congress_9-27-11_final 2011, “Education Services for Military Dependent Children with Autism” http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/dod_asd_final_report


Air Force Reports 2009 Caring for People Conference Slides, http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/af_caring_for_people_2009 2010 Caring for People Conference Slides, http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/af_caring_for_people_2010 2009 DoD IG Complaint, http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/dod_ig_complaint_ltr_ Findings, http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/air_force_ig_investigative_report_foia Relevant Articles in the Press 2009: “The Military Child and Special Education” http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/mil.child.sped.exc.parent.pdf 2010: Washington Post “Military helps families find care for special-needs kids” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2009/12/27/AR2009122702058.html 2010: Blog Post after Briefing of Congressional Military Family Caucus: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/mil.children.barriers.htm 2010: Air Force Times Article related to IG Complaint: http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/07/airforce_needs_071010w/ 2012: “EFMP – Moving beyond the Q code” http://www.peterson.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123315577 2012: Huffington Post Piece: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremy-hilton/the-day-the-world-changed_b_1747701.html 2012: Dawn Berge, Spouse Buzz: http://spousebuzz.com/blog/2012/10/why-we-sued-tricare-and-won-sort-of.html 2012: Jeremy Hilton, Time: http://nation.time.com/2012/12/21/when-will-military-kids-matter-enough/ 2013: Kaitlyn Samuels Case: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/the-pentagon-says-no-to-disabled-daughter-ofnavy-captain/265634/ and http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/21/military-family-fighting-government-insurance-for-horse-therapy/ 2013: Jeremy Hilton, Time: http://nation.time.com/2013/05/16/the-pentagons-letting-down-our-kids/ 2013: Terri Barnes, Spouse Calls (Stars and Stripes…ABA Issue): http://www.stripes.com/blogs/spouse-calls/spouse-calls1.9571/does-tricare-care-1.231861 (a number of great links included to other stories) Applicable Statutes and Regulations DoD Office of Special Needs (10 USC Sec. 1781c) http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/10_usc_sec._1781c_office_of_special_needs DoD Regulations: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/policy?content_id=267071 Army EFMP: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/army_efm_program Navy EFMP: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/navy_efmp Air Force EFMP: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/af_efmp USMC EFMP: Google search for MCO 1754.4B A number of other relevant service regulations: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/policy?content_id=267073


Three websites to be familiar with: STOMP: www.stompproject.org Wrightslaw: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/dod.index.htm Military One Source: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp Miscellaneous Issues/Reports/Articles SBP: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/military_sbp_2011_ep_kelly_thompson “Legal Issues Facing Military Families with Special Needs Children”: http://issuu.com/jeremyhilton/docs/legal_issues_facing_military_families RAND Study: “Effects of Soldiers' Deployment on Children's Academic Performance and Behavioral Health” (see pg 45) http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1095.html Compiled by Jeremy Hilton, 30 October 2013, ktp1995@gmail.com or @ https://www.facebook.com/DoDMFRC Please email me if a link is no longer working. Thank you.


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