What is the MPTAC? The Branch (MPTAC) will build the capacity of parent centers to provide effective support to military parents of children with disabilities.  Find out more about us!


Military Families, Growing Younger   Military families are younger than their civilian counterparts, getting married and having their families at earlier ages. Why is this happening and what does it mean when working with a military family?


Military Families, Stress and Children Age 0-3   “Parental wartime deployment can be distressing for a child, regardless of their age. These children are at an increased risk for social, emotional, and behavioral problems, especially if there are preexisting psychological issues in the family” (AAP, 2015).


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PCSing (Permanent Change of Station) Relocation  PCS refers to a service member’s assignment to a new duty station in a new location for a period of no less than six months, and a PCS may often last only one to three years.


Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)  Staff in the EFMP identify and enroll family members with special health or educational needs, and assist families with identifying and accessing appropriate services, including when changing assignments or duty stations.


What is JAG and how does it relate to Special Education?   JAG stands for Judge Advocate General, and the JAG Corps is the legal branch of the military.  The JAG officer on  an installation can be an invaluable resource for military families who have a child with special educational or medical needs.