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School Liaison Officer
445 Suwannee Road
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
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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.
"Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordinating Process (SNIACP)
Personnel arriving with an exceptional family member should contact the Special Needs Identification Assignment Coordinating Process (SNIACP) office upon arrival. Please call 850-283-7656/7420 to contact the SNIACP office. The office is co-located with the Tyndall Medical Clinic. The SNIACP is designed to provide assistance to the children and adult dependents of eligible military personnel. Tyndall Air Force Base Medical Clinic is an Active Duty only clinic and all dependents will have a Primary Care Manager in the network or at neighboring Naval Clinic. The Tyndall Medical Clinic is unable to coordinate referrals for dependents as their PCM will not be within the military treatment facility.
Military members with an exceptional family member are required to enroll in the SNIACP.
The SNIACP maintains a listing of on-and off-base resources to assist families with all areas of need. Contact the SNI office at 850-283-7656/7420 for additional information.
Personnel arriving with an exceptional family member should contact the Special Needs Identification Assignment Coordinating Process (SNIACP) office located within the Medical Group upon arrival. Please contact the SNIACP at 850-283-7656/7420
An additional resource for families at Tyndall Air Force Base is the Exceptional Family Member Coordinator located at the Military & Family Readiness Center. After families have checked in with the SNIACP the EFMP-Family Support Coordinator can assist with local area resources and programs for both children and adults to include education and special needs topics. The EFMP Family Support Coordinator can be reached at 850-283-2400.
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.