Parent Center staff are knowledgeable about State and local legal resources for families, but military families have unique circumstances that can call for out-of-state or specialized assistance. For example, when they move to a new duty station, they may need to find a lawyer in the State to which they are moving to help them establish a new guardianship for an adult child with disabilities. Fortunately there is an online resource from the American Bar Association: ABA Home Front, created to help military families get legal assistance both on and off the installation.
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.
The Holidays can be a difficult time for children of military service members, especially if a parent is away for training or on a deployment. To add further to the hardship, military families who have children with special needs may not be able to go visit extended family during this time.