Military and Veteran Families


Military and Veteran Families
Military and Veteran Families

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Active Military Families without Borders

In Western New York (WNY), military connected families do not live behind the gates or walls of a typical base. Instead, families are spread over eight counties without the confines of structure and support. Currently, 21 Active Military Units serve at approximately nine different locations throughout WNY. Military service connected children attend civilian schools that may not understand their home life or military connected services such as the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), which provides comprehensive support to families when a child has a physical, developmental, emotional or mental disorder requiring specialized services.

Veteran Families

During transition, most military related services or benefits will switch to the civilian version. The effects of adjustment to changes can be overwhelming and go unrecognized. It can be a challenge to find help and resources, which in return can make you feel isolated and alone. 

Parent Network of Western New York is identified as one of two Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in New York State by Branch, Military Parent Technical Assistance Center.  If you have concerns or need support connect with Parent Network’s one on one support team at (716) 332-4175

For more information on Military and Veteran Family Support, download our fact sheet:

Military and Veteran Family Support
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Military Child Care/Respite 



2016 Military and Veteran Family Resource Guide A resource for military and veteran families with children with disabilities, as well as service providers.

The 2016 Recreation Directory  A resource of recreation options for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers. 

The 2016 Support Group Directory A resource for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers.



Legal Issues Facing Military Families with Special Needs Children

Additional Information


Related Events

  • 13Apr

    Purple Up!

    Community Event  |  Military and Veteran Families 

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Purple Up to support our nation's military children!!


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