Military Caregiving

Special Needs – Provider/Caregiver Resources

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Learn about practical ways parents and caregivers can help manage these disorders, while reconnecting with the fun of parenting.

ACEs are traumatic experiences, such as physical abuse, neglect, parental divorce, or having a parent with a mental disorder, that happen during childhood.


When parents/guardians are effective advocates, they feel that they are an equal partner with professionals in formulating educational goals for their child.

Caregiving 101 offers an array of general information for providers and caregivers such as caregiver stress, contingency plans, and communication strategies.


Planning for the future is something everyone should devote substantial time and thought to but especially families with special needs.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest health payer in the United States, covering almost 90 million Americans.


By understanding the various learning styles service providers can better connect with families in order to provide the highest quality educational information to meet their individual needs.

 Self-care is an important issue for caregivers and helping professionals. Learn to rebalance work and life priorities by practicing self-care using a variety of strategies and resources.

Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve success.

TRICARE, the Department of Defense health plan for service members and their families encompasses an array of information. Learn to navigate the system to better serve families.


Individual Education Programs,
or IEPs, are plans written by
educational professionals for children with disabilities in public school.

Person-Centered Thinking and Planning is a process based on what the child (the Person) wants in life.