Exceptional Family Member Program

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The Department of Defense offers enhanced support to Military Families through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Requirements via MTF EFMP @ Madigan Army Medical Center & McChord Clinic & Elective Servicesvia AFCS EFMP @ Waller Hall).

EFMP enrolled and connected community members may access coordinated services in the areas of medical, educational, benefits, and community support.  We partner with federal, state, and local agencies to provide you with relevant, reliable, and useful information. 
We invite you to contact us if we may assist in any way. It is our pleasure to serve you.  – JBLM EFMP Team

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EFMP Required Actions at Madigan

Assignment Coordination, Enrollment & Disenrollment
MTF EFMP Army POC: Madigan Army Medical Center
MTF EFMP Air Force POC: McChord Clinic
DD Form 2792, Family member Medical Summary
(for Enrollment/Disenrollment)
DD Form 2792-1, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary
(for Enrollment/Disenrollment)

PCS Checklist & Overseas Screening
Army PCS Checklist POCs
Air Force POC: (253) 982-3350

EFMP Reports for Units (per ALARACT 35-2011)
OIP Checklist
Guide: EFMP Report Datastore (eMILPO)
Guide: EFMP Report MEDPROS

Federal & State Benefits

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Medicaid waiver, income waiver, disability only
DDA Eligibility
DDA - How to Apply

Social Security FAQs
Special Needs Trust, SBP & ABLE
DoD Survivor Benefits Plan

Request Consultation with EFMP Systems Navigator

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JBLM CARES (Center for Autism Resources, Education, and Services)

Coming soon...

Medical Information

Secondary Dependency-Incapacitated (Keeping Tricare for 21 yo)
Medicaid(Insurance secondary to Tricare)
Center for Children with Special Needs, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Family Doctor, American Academy of Family Physicians
Kidshealth, by Nemours Center for Children's Health Media
Medline Plus, National Institute of Health, US National Library of Medicine
Health Information Translations

Madigan/Genesis Patient Portal Info

Madigan/Genesis Patient Portal YouTube Tutorials

Kids Kids

Child Care

On Base
Child Youth & School Services Registration (Child & School Age Care, Hourly, Sports, SKIES)
CYS Special Needs Accommodation Process

Off Base
ChildCare Aware (Military Fee Assistance)


Recreation (inclusive/specialized)

For upcoming events, go to JBLM AFCS EFMP Newsletter and EFMP Facebook page.

Military-Connected Programs
Special Olympics on JBLM (CYS Sports 253-967-2405)
SKIES Recreational Arts (CYS)
JBLM Outdoor Recreation

Civilian-Connected Programs
Special Olympics of Washington
Metro Parks Adaptive Recreation (Adults/Youth)
Pierce County – Specialized Recreation
Thurston County Specialized Recreation
TrailLink (Wheelchair Accessible Trails)
Washington Trails Association (Accessible Hiking)
C.A.S.T. Fishing
Washington Fish & Wildlife
Ainsley's Angels of Washington (Races, Marathons)
myTeam Triumph (Races, Marathons)
Equest Special Riders
Happy Trails Riding Center
Footloose Sailing Association
Outdoors for All Foundation
Sensory Friendly Movies - AMC
Unified Sports


Community Support

Arc of Washington
Exceptional Families Network
Informing Families
Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2)
PAVE Community Inclusion (Pierce Co.)
PAVE Community Inclusion (Thurston Co.)
South Sound Autism Partnership
South Sound Parent2Parent (Thurston, Mason, Gray Harbor counties)
Washington State Father’s Network


Military Connected Programs
Army & Air Force EFMP Respite

Tricare ECHO Home Care & Respite

Civilian Connected Programs
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Easter Seals Washington
Catholic Social Services


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Education (IFSP, IEP, 504, IPE)

Inprocessing Tools for Special Education
Outprocessing Tools for Special Education
Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (IFSP)
Staging School Success
Transition Planning Youth to Adulthood
Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) for 13+ & Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
WA Code for IEPsA(dopted federal legislation, IDEA)
DoED - 504 Guidelines
504 Accommodations for SATs
Wrights Law
Direct Steps


Request Consultation with EFMP Systems Navigator
WA Parent Training Information Center:
Open Doors for Multicultural Families



Safety Planning & Emergencies

Emergency Preparedness Fact Sheets Topics A-Z (8 languages)
Safety Planning & Emergency Checklist
Make a Plan
JBLM Alert Messages
Local Alert Messages
Medical Identification
Locating Devices
Safety Classes, Local Area (CPR, First Aid)
Safety Classes, JBLM (CPR, First Aid): 253-967-5335
Cyber Safety  (Developmentally age-appropriate)

Email Call

Contact Us

Visit Us
AFCS EFMP in Waller Hall (Bldg. 2140) on JBLM Main
AFCS EFMP in AFCS - McChord (Bldg. 552) on McChord Field

Call Us
AFCS EFMP – Lewis Main (Waller Hall): 253-967-7166
AFCS EFMP – McChord: 253-982-2695

Request Consultation with EFMP Systems Navigator


Sign Up for JBLM AFCS EFMP Newsletter


JBLM GO Transit (Free daily shuttle, ADA options)
Disabled Parking - Placards
Pierce County Transit Shuttle (Door to door)
Thurston County Transit (Door to door)
Travel beyond 100 miles (Tricare Prime Reimbursement)



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Our Services

Exceptional Family Member Program
Medical, educational and community support services to Families with special needs.

EFMP Contacts

AFCS Waller Hall
2140 Liggett Ave. & 12th St.
JBLM Lewis Main 98433

AFCS - McChord
552 Barnes Blvd.
JBLM McChord Field 98438