For weeks, I culled through the data, reading through it over and over and, when the time came, commencing the gritty task of actually analyzing the data.
The task consumed me. Sleep eluded me. I forgot to eat. All I could think about was the data. The words of the families came to life, I could hear their voices, see their images and, all too often, felt their pain and struggles.
My dog recently got out of the fight, but over the course of the last year, a number of issues and pieces of information have come to light and maybe it is just time to share them with other EFMP families.
Last fall, I had the good fortune to work with a good deal of really rich qualitative data focused on DoD families and their exceptional family members.
A little info about research and data analysis. . . .bear with me as my professor self emerges for a few seconds. . . .
The following information is courtesy of the Fort Meade, Md., Exceptional Family Member Program office. It’s about the Rights and Responsibilities of Parents of Children with Disabilities. Take a look at the public laws and make sure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities.
The purpose of the Council meeting is to review the military family programs which will be the focus for the Council for next year, and address selected concerns of military family organizations.
by Jeremy Hilton
Next Wednesday, June 20, at 1430 (in Room 232-A Senate Russell Bldg), the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel will be holding a hearing on the issues impacting our military families affected by disabilities. I will be testifying along with four or five other witnesses. Here is the specific info on the hearing: http://
I suspect a large portion of the testimony and discussion will be referencing a potential Senator Gillibrand amendment regarding ABA and the recent OPM decision to include ABA as a medically necessary therapy for the dependents of federal workers. I intend to address that issue in my written testimony, along with other issues relevant to our community including special education, Tricare, Medicaid waivers, and the EFMP programs.