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NAVY Exceptional Family Member Program Conference. Office of the Secretary of Defense (MC&FP) Ms. Lorie Sebestyen Special Needs Coordinator 16-18 June, 2009 Norfolk, VA. Who are our clients? What are the rules/regulations/laws? How do we work together?. DoDEA Today.

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navy exceptional family member program conference

NAVY Exceptional Family Member Program Conference

Office of the Secretary of Defense (MC&FP)

Ms. Lorie Sebestyen

Special Needs Coordinator

16-18 June, 2009

Norfolk, VA

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Who are our clients?
  • What are the rules/regulations/laws?
  • How do we work together?
dodea today
DoDEA Today
  • DoDEA operates 200 public schools in 13 districts in 10 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • All schools are fully accredited by a U.S. accreditation agency.
  • Approximately 8,000 teachers serve DoDEA’s 84,000 students.
  • Approximately 10% of students receive special education services.
what you need to know about dodea and special education
What You Need to Know About DoDEA and Special Education
  • Who are we?

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Headquarters

Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)

Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)

DoDDS-Europe (87 schools-, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal Spain, Turkey)

DoDDS-Pacific/ DDESS Guam

(45 schools- Guam, Japan, Korean, Okinawa)

DDESS (67 schools- Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Cuba)

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What do special education services look like?
    • Eligibility Categories
      • Physical Impairment
      • Emotional Impairment
      • Communication Impairment
      • Learning Impairment
      • Developmental Delay (birth – 7years)
dodds and efmp an active partnership
DoDDS and EFMP- an Active Partnership…
  • DoDI 1315.19 “Authorizing Special Needs Family Members Travel Overseas at Government Expense,” December 20, 2005
  • Goal: Ensure children with special needs receive appropriate educational services following a move overseas
  • Pinpointing, screening, clearance…
oconus directory efficient use of resources
OCONUS Directory…Efficient Use of Resources
  • Provides information on the location of pre-established programs and staff in each OCONUS military community
    • DoDDS-special education services
    • Educational Development Intervention Services (birth-3), early intervention / related services
    • Listings are by community and school
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Identified for pre-existing level of support services in the areas of…
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Communication Impaired
    • Emotionally Impaired
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Preschool
    • Visually Impaired
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Level of services range from consultative needs, to itinerant support, to direct daily support
    • Levels are One, Two, or Three
  • Schools located on the same base may not provide the same level of educational support
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Ansbach, Germany

Schools Services Level

Ansbach ES Autism x

Ansbach HS Communication Impairment C2

Rainbow ES Emotional Impairment x

Hearing Impaired x

Learning Disability L2

Intellectual Disability x

Developmental Delay P2

Vision Impaired V1

School Note

Preschool at Rainbow ES

for example
For example…
  • Japan
    • Iwakuni
      • Perry ES, Perry HS
        • Autism (not available)
        • Communication (speech/language, individual/group setting; NOT augmentative communication devices)
        • Emotional (not available)
        • Hearing (Itinerant consultation)
        • Specific Learning Disability (Individualized instruction in general education classroom w/ resource support; NOT majority of time in resource room)
        • Mental Retardation (Resource room support for students in majority of time in regular education setting; NOT majority of time in resource room)
        • Preschool (Elem only)
        • Visually Impaired (Itinerant consultation)
the overseas screening process
The overseas screening process…
  • The regulations: 1315.19, 1342.12, and OCONUS Directory
  • Know what the special education services look like
  • Ensure all families are enrolled in the overseas screening process
  • The focus: Providing the necessary services for children with disabilities
helpful websites
Helpful Websites

DoDEA Special Education Website:

http://www.dodea.edu/curriculum/specialEduc.cfm?cType=se

Or:

www.dodea.edu (DoDEA home site)

Or:

Military Homefront

www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/efm

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Any questions?

Thank you…

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