Through the Special Needs Program, efforts are made to ensure that members with special needs dependents are assigned to duty stations where medical and community services are accessible and available.
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Parenting has its challenges, but on top of that, parents of children with special needs have some extra challenges. The need for specialized doctors and to be assigned in an area close to family for support are just a couple of those. Brittany Joseph, Coast Guardsman and single mom to a daughter with special needs, wants others to know they are not alone if they have a child with special needs. She discusses how the Coast Guard’s Special Needs Program has allowed her to be the best mom and servicemember that she can be. The Coast Guard’s Special Needs Program provides a comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services for Coast Guard families with special needs. Read the full post to learn more about the Joseph family and the Coast Guard’s Special Needs Program.
At what can be some of the scariest times in military family life, needing extra medical or development help for a family member, Coast Guard families turn to the Special Needs Program. It can be overwhelming, confusing, and in some cases, frustrating to navigate, but the end result is a lifeline to finding the necessary medical and educational assistance.