Online Resources for Military Families

Updated list of links to social media groups and organizations dedicated to military families and their concerns, including those that offer support and information to military families who have children with disabilities.

Social Media:

American Military Families Autism Support (AMFAS) (which also has many installation-specific pages administrated by a local military family)

Military Special Needs Network

National Military Family Association (NMFA) : Advocacy, information, scholarships, camps


Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) : Dept. of Defense-operated schools in the US and abroad : Membership organization for service members, veterans, and their families

Military Child Education Coalition : Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Military Family Services of the American Red Cross

Military Family United  : Provides support directed to families and survivors

Military Kids Connect: Official military website. An online community for military-connected professionals, educators, community professionals and families that provides access to age-appropriate resources for children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.

Military Officers Association of America: Scholarships, advocacy, legislative updates

Military One Source: Official one-stop information resource for service members, families, and those who interact with them. Includes information on the Exceptional Family Member Program.

Military Special Needs Network : An interactive social network used by military families who have a dependent with special needs.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (Military Families)

National Military Family Association: Advocacy, information, scholarships, camps

Operation Autism for Military Families

Operation Homefront : Financial assistance, caregiver support, and more

STOMP Specialized Training of Military Parents: On-installation trainings for parents and military personnel about student and parent rights when children have disabilities, guardianships & wills, SSI & Medicaid, TRICARE & ECHO

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS): program that supports surviving spouses and children after a military death

TRICARE for Kids: Organizations and military families coming together to advance health care and supports for children of military families, including those impacted special, chronic and complex needs, by linking families, providers, community, and government

TRICARE Special Needs Information: The military health care system’s online resource

United States Military Branches of Service:

Air Force     Army     Coast Guard     Marine Corps      National Guard      Navy

Veterans and Veterans’ Families Resources:  US Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Resource Directory