GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, hosts two days of free special needs workshops in Hohenfels and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr.


The workshops will be presented by Specialized Training of Military Parents known as S.T.O.M.P., an organization that provides special needs related training to military families.


The Hohenfels workshop is Sept. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hohenfels Community Activity Center. The Grafenwoehr workshop is Sept. 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Tower View Conference Center.


Interested families can register online for the STOMP workshop at Registration for the event ensures available supplies for each participant.


Workshops Topics include: 


  • Education on IFSP, IEP & 504 Plans


  • Wills, Guardianships, and Special Needs Trusts


  • TRICARE, SSI and Medicaid for military families


The sessions are child-friendly and participants have the option to participate in all of or part of the sessions.


For more, contact the EFMP program manager at DSN 476-2758, CIV 09662-83-2758.


Day 1 Day 2
  • Your rights as a parent of a child with a disability


  • ­What to have when PCS/ETS occurs.


  • Communicating effectively to attain collaborative relationships for your child.


  • Your Childs’ IFSP, IEP, or 504 (Please bring a copy if you would like to learn how they will be best supported)
  • TRICARE, SSI, and Medicaid for the Military Family




  • The steps taken to apply for SSI and Medicaid


  • Wills, Guardianships, and Special Needs Trusts


  • Planning for the future of your child without you