Many parent center staff, even those who often work with
military-connected families, contact the Branch team with questions about how
things work in the military system.
Here are some examples of questions we’ve received—you may
have similar questions. While you are free to contact
us, many answers can be found in the resources on our website, such as the
resources listed below. You can also
find answers by going to branchta.org and entering
the topic in the search area.
K-12 and Post-Secondary
Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions-Answers from the Branch”
- “A military family I’m helping is having
difficulty getting their child’s records transferred-who can they talk to?”
- “The new school is insisting the student take an
alternate exit exam due to her disability, which will prevent her from getting
a regular diploma. The family is active duty military—is there anything to
JAG stands for Judge Advocate General, and the JAG Corps (sometimes just known as JAG) is the legal branch of the military. Officers in the JAG work as legal advisors to a specific command, but their services are also available to individual service members and their families. When a military family has a child with special educational or medical needs, the JAG officer can be an invaluable resource. Families can be advised on their legal rights with respect to their child’s education (including differences between public and Department of Defense schools), legal preparation for deployment, Supplemental Social Security (SSI) and estate planning.
Continue reading “What is JAG and how does it relate to Special Education?”
In case you haven’t seen it: The Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs (OSN) and the Department of Defense Education Activity share what their offices do, and how they support your work with military families. It is a great introduction to key military programs, and helpful whether you are new to your Parent Center, new to working with military families, or are a seasoned professional. Continue reading “Webinar: What the Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs (OSN) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) do for Military Families”
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA schools) operate in serveral states and US Territories and at installations abroad. This article and linked resources can help you help military families transferring to and from this military education system.
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