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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires states and territories to provide early intervention and special education services to eligible children and young adults. Early intervention services, or EIS, are available for children from birth to 3 years old, and special education services are available to children from 3 to 21 years old. Installation EFMP Family Support providers can provide specific information and resources for these services.
All states and territories must provide early intervention services to children who have, or are at risk for having, developmental delays, from birth to their third birthday.
Most CONUS locations, local school districts or health departments provide these early intervention services. The program is called different names in different areas, but it is often referred to as Part C because that is the section of the law that pertains to early intervention. The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs has a list of resources specific to each state to help you determine who you should contact. Your installation EFMP Family Support provider can also answer your questions.
If you are moving OCONUS or to a CONUS location with a DODEA school (and you live on installation), your child will receive EIS through the Defense Department’s Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, or EDIS, program.
When moving, you should hand carry copies of your child's most current individual family service plan, or IFSP, and the most current evaluation reports to your new home to ensure they are not lost.
All states and territories provide special education and related services to eligible children between the ages of 3 through 21.
When a child transfers to a different district in the same state, the new school must provide a free, appropriate public education, including comparable services, until the previously held IEP is adopted or a new one is developed and implemented. When a child transfers to another state, the receiving school must provide comparable services until an IEP review can determine if a new evaluation or IEP is appropriate.
If you are moving and your child receives special education and related services, you should hand carry all necessary school and medical documents, including the most current IEP and current evaluation reports. Hand carrying these documents ensures that they are not lost and allows the new school to begin the process as soon as you arrive.
PyeongTaek, South Korea
Serves all military communities in South Korea- areas I, II, III & IV
Address: Commander, USAG Humphreys, ATTN: MCKT-CLS-EDI, Unit 15281 APO, AP 96205-5281
DSN: (315) 737-1300
Educational and Development Intervention Services Website: www.edis.army.mil
The military medical departments provide Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on military installations supported by Department of Defense (DoD) schools.
DoD Instruction 1342.12 provides broad policy for implementing EDIS. The Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Regulation 40-53 (CAC users) provides detailed guidance on how the Army will operate Early Intervention Services (EIS) within EDIS programs.
The Army Medical Department operates EDIS in a variety of locations. There are eight Army installations in the contiguous United States and eight military communities overseas, scattered throughout four countries, which have EDIS programs.
Early Intervention Services (Birth to Age 3)
The goal in the Early Intervention Services is to support Families in their efforts to support their children's growth, development, and learning. Families may be eligible for early intervention services if they have a child, age birth to three years, with a documented developmental delay or a diagnosed physical or mental condition which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
EDIS may be accessed in two ways. Referrals can come from medical professionals or Families themselves. Sometimes the signs of developmental delay, or risk factors for delay are apparent at birth or in the early months. These may be identified in the newborn nursery, during well-baby checks, or during routine health care visits. Other times, parents will notice that their child is not developing as expected.
All children who are referred to EDIS must receive a timely response to the referral to determine eligibility for services.For more information on early intervention services, please use the following link: Early Intervention Process.
Chinhae is not an ideal location for family members that are enrolled in the Exceptional Family Members Program due to the lack of resources and support that are readily available for those family members. All case work for the program is referred to the EFMP case worker in Yukoska. CFAC Fleet and Family Support Center can connect you to that case worker.
EDIS is committed to providing evidenced-based support and services. To facilitate the consistent provision of quality early intervention support and services, the MEDCOM CSPD has developed a personnel development certificate program. The certificate program is comprised of ten Core Training Modules that are aligned with the core competencies outlined in the MEDCOM 40-53. These ten modules are required for all early intervention practitioners working in EDIS.
Families that are stationed in Chinhae or Busan with school-aged children will be a part of the non-DoD School Program because there is not a DoDEA school for the children to attend. The children in Busan and Chinhae either attend international schools in the areas or opt for home-based study. There are services available for children who have special education needs, but the availability of a special education program is dependent upon the international school that families choose to have their children attend.