STOMP Services

 

STOMP Services

STOMP provides information about parent rights and responsibilities in achieving special education services for military children whether located in the United States or overseas. STOMP 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.

STOMP 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 in 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.

 

Costs of Services Available through STOMP

STOMP Services 21. Direct consultation with families: 1:1 training and assistance with special education planning and development of parent advocacy in accessing resources, regardless of geographic location. FREE!

2. Technical assistance to professionals: regarding laws, regulations and rules pertaining to military families and direction on issues unique to those families in the area of special education and medical resources.FREE!

3. Materials: STOMP, in collaboration with Washington PAVE, has a variety of materials available. Please see our materials page.

4. Information and Referral: STOMP is part of a national alliance of Parent Training and Information Centers. We are able to refer families to their state PTI and other useful local and national resources, both military and civilian, as appropriate. FREE!

5. Online Resources: Please visit our Military Family Resources page for more information and useful links. Also, accessible is the STOMP Listserv, where parents and professionals can post questions or comments for response from STOMP staff and/or readers. Join the STOMP mailing list and participate in daily discussion of issues pertinent to military families of individuals with disabilities from around the globe. To join send a blank email to STOMP-subscribe@topica.com or contact the STOMP staff. FREE!

6. Workshops: STOMP can provide workshops to include a combination of topics pertaining to military families. The workshop agenda of each installation will be tailored to best meet the needs and concerns of families at the specific installation, taking into account the unique location of the installation. Workshop topics can include:

    • Working with the educational or early intervention planning teams to access services.
    • Accessing educational and medical records and developing a comprehensive home file.
    • Accessing resources in both current duty stations and future assignments enabling expedient transition to new services.
    • Making informed decisions with respect to overseas assignments & DODEA.
    • Working effectively with military systems such as Tri-Care, and the EFMP.

Typical costs for a 2 day workshop CONUS will be $5,500, plus travel reimbursement, accommodation and per diem. Typical costs for an overseas workshop are $10,000, plus travel reimbursement, accommodation and per diem. Materials can be reproduced by STOMP and billed to the installation, or master copies can be provided with consent for reproduction.

7. The PPTW Network: STOMP facilitates a national network of teams who have previously attended the annual Parent Professional Teams Workshop. Each year STOMP welcomes 8 teams of 3, comprised of a military parent, a military professional and a PTI member, for a comprehensive 4.5-day workshop, to train teams to serve military families of individuals with disabilities at their local level. As the network builds, STOMP is able to refer families to these local contacts as an additional resource. Travel and accommodation for the workshop is provided by STOMP with a registration fee for participants.

For additional information about the PPTW and/or an application form, please contact the STOMP Headquarters at (253) 565-2266 or 1-800-572-7368.

 

How to Book a STOMP Workshop

STOMP can provide workshops to include a combination of topics pertaining to military families. The workshop agenda for each installation will be tailored to meet the needs and concerns of families. Staff and planners will take into account the unique needs and location of the installation.

Workshop topics can include:

    • In depth information about parents rights and responsibilities (DEA, 504,DODEA, FERPA, IEP, IFSP) in achieving special education services for their children whether located in the United States or overseas.
    • Accessing educational and medical records and developing a comprehensive home file.
    • Accessing resources in both current duty stations and future assignments thus expediting transition to services and resources.
    • Making informed decisions with respect to oversees assignments & DODEA.
    • Working effectively with military systems such as TRICARE, ECHO, and the EFMP.