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.

Children of military-connected families are likely to attend public or private schools across the eight counties of the Western New York region.  Military-connected families have access to unique services and supports that are not available to the general population.  Transitioning from life on a military base, overseas service, or active duty to civilian life can pose distinctive challenges for both children and parents who are trying to access services.  If you, your family, or a military connected family in your life needs assistance accessing services for a special needs family member, connect with Parent Network of WNY at 716-332-4170 for assistance. 


Autism Specific:

Operation Autism – A resource guide for Military families

Mental Health Advocates

Mental Health Advocates – Operation Com for children of the military 


Military.com – New York State Veteran Benefits

Military Benefits:

Tricare – Military Benefits: as related to persons with special needs

Technical Assistance:

Branch mptac – Military parent technical assistance center.

Western New York Heroes

Western New York Heroes – Supporting Western New York veterans.

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Family Support Lines:
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