Finding the right school or program for a child with learning or other disabilities can be a challenge for any family. Imagine how much more difficult this can be for a military family that needs to move from place to place every few years -- or even more frequently. Add to the mix a parent who may be deployed overseas, often in a war zone, for a year or more, and you multiply the stress exponentially.
Wrightslaw website has a good deal of information for military families dealing with special education issues. Peter and Pam Wright, who operate the site, have shared with the readers their own son's military deployment, which makes this a subject of special interest to them.
Washington Post article late last year. The Department of Defense has a website dedicated to families with special needs dependents, and released an explanation of upcoming expansion of existing programs for families which are being funded by the 2010 Defense Authorization Act.
Other resources include the STOMP