Defense Primer: Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) [Updated November 19, 2021] [open pdf - 575KB]
From the Document: "Congress authorizes programs and appropriated funds for servicemember and family benefits, including services to improve quality of life or attenuate military-specific challenges. Military families face frequent moves around the globe, often causing disruptions to spousal employment, school or child care arrangements, and other challenges associated with establishing a household in a new location. These challenges are often compounded for families with special needs. Military members who have a dependent (spouse, child, or dependent parent) with special needs may experience significant stress during these moves due to the need to find specialized health care providers, school systems with dedicated support services, and community support assistance. The military established the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to ease these additional burdens of a move for such families."
CRS In Focus, IF11049
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/