Saturday, July 16, 2016

FREE TAX SERVICE ( Parents & Students; Professionals; News & Events; Library;) The Military Child: Law + Resources Prepared by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. May be photocopied and reproduced without further permission so long as this page is reproduced in its entirety. © Peter W. D. Wright, Deltaville, VA - 2011 4 Military Specific Websites Wrightslaw’s Department of Defense page - DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) - includes links to special education resources and to DoDI 1342.12 and DoDEA Regulation 2500.13-G - Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals - adjudicates DoDEA due process hearings. DP decisions - MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance. Insert “special needs” into their search engine - Military K-12 Partners is a DoDEA Educational Partnership Program. On the front page of their website, they provide links to directories of the School Liaison Officers (SLO) for each branch of the Armed Forces - STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents) - “STOMP is the only National Parent Training and Information Center for military families providing support and advice to military parents without regard of the type of medical condition their child has.” Has a great listserv for military parents - Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) - MCEC’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition - National Military Family Association (NMFA) - Advocate for military families on a variety of topics, including education - Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission - The compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation - American Bar Association - “connects active-duty military personnel and their families (E-6 and below) to free legal assistance for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by a military legal assistance office.” - + Military OneSource - provides Master’s level consultants available for free, by phone or online, for military service members and their families. The service is private and confidential - Directory of School Liaison Officers Air Force Army Marines Navy


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