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United States Army
411 Eisenhower Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121
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.
Parents of children enrolled in special education should hand-carry all pertinent school and medical documents to include their children’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and current testing and evaluation reports to provide to the new school. Copies of reports will be helpful in facilitating a successful transition into the Fort Knox Community Schools.
In the event that your child requires specialized services and/or equipment, it is recommended that you call the Director of Student Services.
If you have a child with special needs, we can help you find the resources available in your school district. https://knox.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer
533 Spearhead Division Rd, Bldg 500+1 (502)624-2305
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides comprehensive support to Family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs.https://www.armymwr.com/location-contact?location_form_location=70134
1477 Eisenhower Avenue+1 (502)624-4067
SLOs are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. SLOs are knowledgeable in current education news and policies. They act as the conduit between the school community – including local public school districts, private schools and home school Families – and the installation. 533 Spearhead Div ave, Bldg 500, (502)624-6703
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides comprehensive support to Family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs.
Each installation offers services through two different EFMP offices-the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) EFMP and Army Community Service (ACS) EFMP
School Age (3-21 years) - Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)
The Fort Knox Community Schools provide special educational services to those who meet the post housing eligibility requirements, and who meet the Department of Defense eligibility criteria for special education services.
Special educational services are provided for students in all disability categories within a variety of educational settings.
Preschool children with disabilities are educated in an inclusive program to the maximum extent possible.
Four Year Old Preschool Program
The Fort Knox Community Schools provide a preschool program for all four year old children who meet the housing requirement for attending the Fort Knox Schools, and who are four years of age by October 1st of the current school year. This half day program is provided at no cost to the parents. Inquiries regarding this program should be directed to the Instructional Systems Specialist at the Superintendents Office at Ft. Knox.