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Amber Hall, Bldg 3112
354 Broadway St, Ste. 168
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
The goal of the Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District (FNSBD) Special Education Department is to work collaboratively with parents, families and agencies to develop and provide the best educational program for students with disabilities. We provide a range of educational and social services to individuals with disabilities who are between three and 22 years of age.
Special education is designed to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with an environment that allows them to be educated effectively. Thus, a full range of program options are available to meet the educational and service requirements of individuals with exceptional needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). At each school there is one or more special education teachers who serve as a case manager for the student with a disability. Each student who is determined to have a disability has a yearly plan called an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP is a collaborative document created by a group of individuals who are familiar with the student's needs. This plan may be amended before the annual date if the team agrees.
Feel free to contact the Special Education Department with any questions or concerns at (907) 452-2000 x11489.
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is an Air Force mandated program for all active duty Air Force personnel with a special needs family member. Emphasis is given to general medical services, medically related services, and special education services. The program screens all Air Force families with an overseas assignment to ensure all necessary services are available at the gaining base. Continuity of care is provided through referrals to local base and community agencies.
Personnel who may be relocating to Eielson AFB with an exceptional family member at their local Medical Clinic's EFMP office to insure special education needs can be accommodated here at Eielson AFB or in our community.
The EFMP Medical Program is designed to identify report, assess, and treat family maltreatment by providing clinical intervention for victims, offenders, and other family members. You can reach the Eielson AFB EFMP office at 907-377-6637.