The STOMP Project provides information about parent rights and responsibilities in achieving special education services for military children whether located in the United States or overseas. The Project also assists military families in accessing resources for their children by enabling them to navigate a variety of educational and medical systems/programs, both military and civilian, regardless of their current duty station/location.
The STOMP Project provides workshops and presentations on a variety of subjects. In the last two years, STOMP has provided workshops all over the world. From Aviano AFB, Italy to Fort Stewart Georgia, to the Marine Corps EFMP STOMP Training held here in Washington state, parents and professionals alike from all branches of service have benefited from STOMP trainings and will continue to benefit for years to come. Each workshop is planned and carefully tailored to best meet the needs and concerns of families at the specific installation/location, taking into account the unique strengths and challenges of the community. Workshop topics typically include (but are not limited to):
Working with the educational or early intervention planning teams to get services for their child who has a disability.
Accessing educational and medical records and developing a comprehensive home file.
Accessing resources in both current duty stations and future duty assignments so that the child can begin receiving services quickly when the family transfers.
Making informed decisions with respect to overseas assignments and/or services within DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependent Schools) overseas and DDESS (Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools).
Working effectively with military systems such as Tri-Care, and the EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) for their branch of service.
For more information regarding trainings, please contact the STOMP HQ office directly and as much in advance as possible of your projected workshop date. Due to high demand, bookings for workshops can be made 9-12 months in advance.
Washington PAVE has a policy of nondiscrimination. In the event you, as an employee or recipient of services, feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, or HIV/AIDS status, you have the right to file a complaint with the agency´s 504 Compliance Officer.
Please contact PAVE´s Compliance Officer: Heather M. Hebdon,
6316 South 12th. Street; Tacoma, WA 98465-1900 (253) 565-2266 (v/tty); 1-800-5-PARENT (v/tty); Fax: (253) 566-8052, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
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