Welcome Andrea! Andrea is the new Branch Team member who will work with Parent Center Regions 4 & 5. Learn about Andrea.
What are military families experiencing with the TRICARE ABA service changes? TRICARE recently changed reimbursement amounts for ABA services. Are the policy changes affecting military families? Here’s a chance for military families to share their experience. Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) has launched a survey. Feel free to share this quick SURVEY with your families. Add it to your parent center’s e-newsletter, post it on your FB pages, and/or share on a corner of your website, if appropriate. An interactive way to let them know their voice matters. A chance for military families to join the nearly 150 voices sharing their experience.
Map Intro: New Tool: the result of our work with WI FACETS Parent Center! Outside of the top 10 military impacted States it can be difficult to know where and who to contact when working with your local military partners. Taking the guesswork out of this collaboration, we’re compiling it for you! Check it out, an interactive map for you to find who, what, and where in your State! First out of the gate, Regions 2, 4, and 5. Coming soon, all regions by summer’s end! Have ideas/tips for your area? Contact us! [Since this Bugle was published, all U.S. States and Territories have been completed. Your State’s or Territory’s regional map can be found under the “Maps” tab at branchta.org, or click on one of the links below:]
4 Ways Parent Centers Can Help National Guard Families: When National Guard members are called to active Federal duty, they get active-duty benefits-but also need to navigate new systems to get benefits for their child with a disability. Parent Center staff can help, here’s how.
From The Branch’s Advisors: From time to time we’ll share relevant articles, tips, information, etc., from The Branch’s Advisory Committee. The Branch is grateful to all the time and assistance the committee members provide and to see the committee members visit here. Jeremy Hilton was awarded the Department of Defense Spouse of the Year in 2012. Here are links to read his family’s personal journey and to share with military families you serve for inspiration, hope and resources.