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Department of the Air Force
724 Quartermaster Rd
JBER, AK 99505
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.
ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT (ASD) SPECIAL EDUCATION
ASD offers a wide range of special education services to students from ages 3 through 21 who experience disabilities. Individual special education programs are cooperatively developed by an individual education planning (IEP) team which includes parents, teachers, administrators and, when appropriate, other specialists. These teams make every effort to provide the appropriate special education program to children in a setting as close to the regular classroom as possible.
MATSU BOROUGH SPECIAL EDUCATION (https://www.matsucentral.org/support/special-education)
Professional support services are with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP). Services are parent-driven and include:
Air Force personnel:
Personnel who may be relocating to JBER with an exceptional family member should contact the Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordination Process/ Exceptional Family Medical Program (EFMP) at their local Medical Clinic to ensure special education needs can be accommodated here at JBER or in our community.
For Soldiers coming to Alaska (except AIT and Airborne School), your decision on Command Sponsorship is made by the EFMP Office located at Fort Wainwright, Bassett Army Hospital, 907-361-5959.
For Soldiers coming from AIT, Airborne School, or married en-route, your decision on Command Sponsorship is made by the JBER Hospital, 907-580-4609.
For any other inquiries, please contact Army EFMP at 907-384-0225/ located at Building 600 Richardson Drive, Room A130