Here at MPACT, we recognize that as a military family you face unique challenges. Read more below for information about how we serve you and other families.

MPACT partners with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). We can help you navigate special education in our state and connect you to local resources in your community.

We also know that a new state may mean you are away from family, or you could have a spouse deployed. Here at MPACT we have volunteer parent mentors and staff who can be there to help support you as you navigate special education in Missouri including attending educational meetings with you. Click on the blue links below for more information:

We can help connect you to other state’s PTIs or resources.

You can find the PTI in the state you are relocating to by visiting: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/

Additional Resources for Relocating:

Military OneSource PCSing & Benefits

Military Moves & Tips

Create an ‘I Love Me’ Binder for Your Child: Making your child an “I Love Me” book helps the next school, IEP team, or classroom teacher understand your student a little better. You can include things like: report cards, schoolwork samples, assessment results, teacher comments, Individual Education Plan or 504 plan, and/or therapy evaluations/summaries. For more information on “I Love Me” binders, click HERE:

MCEC: Information about each state for those PCSing or new to a state.

BRANCH (Military Parent Technical Center):
This website has information specifically for military families with special needs children
including information regarding DODEA schools.

Exceptional Family Member Program:
EFMP can help you find out what services are available at your present or new duty station, as
well as support your family with information, referrals and non-clinical case management to
access services.

Directory for Education for Children with Special Needs:
This document provides resources to make informed assignment decisions and experience
easier transitions.

DOD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit:
This document can be downloaded and has over 100 pages of resources and guidance specific
to military families including Tricare and transition.

Military Special Needs Network:
This network strives to facilitate and coordinate community support for Military EFM families by
providing information, education, support, social opportunities, referral, and advocacy.

Military Child Education Coalition:
Helps military children cope with being transferred from school to school around the world.

Military OneSource:

LRP Publications for Military Families: ARMY Installation Management Command EFMP partners with LRP Publications to bring you Special Ed Connection® and DirectSTEP® eLearning courses FREE- Contact your local EFMP office for more information.

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