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1 Juffair Avenue
Banz Warehouse Bay 6
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.
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.
If your child requires specialized equipment (for example large print books, an FM trainer, or Braille services) contact the Area Special Education Coordinator in Wiesbaden Germany.
DoDDS-Europe, Wiesbaden, GermanySpecial Education CoordinatorOffice of the Deputy Director, DoDDS-EuropeUnit 29649, Box 7000APO AE 09096
Isles DistrictDoDDS SuperintendentDSO Unit 5185, Box 470APO AE 09461 - 5470
DSN: 314-226-7234011-44-1638-527234Fax: 011-44-1638-527243Email
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
For EFMP questions or assistance, please contact the Medical Department at DSN 318-439-4260 COM 011-973-1785-4260.
At Bahrain School, Bahrain, DoDDS provides the following level of services.
Preschool (3-5 years of age): This location does not have a preschool program for children with developmental delays or other disabilities.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): This location would not be appropriate for children with a diagnosis in the Autism Spectrum, to include Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
Communication/Speech Impaired: Part time speech/language services are available on an as-needed-basis including services for children ages 3-5 who have articulation or language delays.
Emotionally Impaired: This location would not be appropriate for children with emotional impairments or behavior disorders.
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation): This location would not be appropriate for children with mental retardation.
Specific Learning Disability: Part time direct or consultation services are provided in the general education classroom without resource room support.
Hearing Impaired: This location would not be appropriate for children with hearing impairments.
Visually Impaired: This location would not be appropriate for children with visual impairments.
EIS services in Bahrain are very limited. The EDIS team from Sigonella provides support services to Bahrain on as needed basis. It is strongly recommended that families with young children to three years of age who require special services, contact the Bahrain medical clinic for clearance of overseas assignment.