Workshops and Webinars 

STOMP offers virtual workshops across multiple days, two-day in-person workshops, and 90-minute webinars on a variety of topics. STOMP’s hope is to enhance the connections and knowledge of our military families. Some of the topics include Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Achieving Education Services (IDEA, IFSP, IEP, IEP Teams, and 504), Advocacy, TRICARE/ECHO/ABA, PCS Tips (Home Files and FERPA), and Transition Planning (Post Secondary Education, Employment, Independent Living). You can bring in your child’s IEP to learn how they can best be supported!

All STOMP instructors are military affiliated with EFMP family members!

STOMP workshops and webinars are open to all military connected families! You do not need to be on active duty or located/stationed at the installation that is hosting.

New Dates and Times Coming Soon!

An installation will host each virtual workshop. All branches of service are welcome to attend!

Host Installation Dates and Times Registration Link

Brunch & Learn
Need to Know” Free Webinar Series
11:00 a.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. CST, 2:00 p.m. EST

Dates Brunch & Learn “Need to Know” Topics
December 16, 2022TRICARE’s Big Three: Basic Plans, ECHO, and ABA
Overview of how, when, and whys of TRICARE.
January 20, 2023The S.M.A.R.T in IEP
Explore how meaningful and measurable goals are SMART goals.
February 17, 2023504 What? 504 Who?
Discuss what is a reasonable accommodation when a student is on a 504 plan.
March 17, 2023The AT Elevator: High and Low -Tech Solutions
Explore the fundamentals of the AT and how it can used to enhance and support learning.
April 21, 2023I’m the “I” in IEP
The IEP has always been about the student, we will discuss levels of student participation in the IEP process.
May 19, 2023Financially “Dependent”
Overview of the financial options of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the ABLE Act, and Special Needs Trusts may help secure your child’s financial future.
June 16, 2023Don’t’ Stress this PCS
Unpack the stress of a PCS move with tips, hacks, and resources for the EFMP family.

STOMP Workshop Topic Descriptions:

Sound the Cadence: Raising Voices in Advocacy
Advocacy requires knowing your rights, the decision-makers, and those who will partner with you in your efforts.  This discussion will identify the importance of advocacy, how to effectively advocate across settings, those who will add their voices to your efforts, and the key role of self-care for advocates.
Dispute Resolution: Orders and Chain of Command for Resolving Conflicts
Much like military orders and chain of command, the dispute resolution process includes regulations and instructions.  In this discussion we will identify the options for dispute resolution, from the least to the most adversarial. 
Effective Communication:
In depth session on effective communication to include the emotions to advocacy, military approach vs civilian approach and how they translate. Communicating military challenges to civilian program appropriately.
Financial “Dependent” Planning for a Childs Financial Stability
We will explore options to plan for your dependents financial future and stability through nationwide programs and tools, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), the ABLE Act, and Special Needs Trusts.
The Great IDEA of Education Services: Parents Rights in Four Parts
101 Class– Overview of IDEA, IFSP, IEP, & Other Parts and Special Factors
Master ClassDecoding the Data: Building Blocks to the IEP, BIP, and Assistive Technology Evaluation data drive IEP goals, which drive services and supports.  Building foundational knowledge of data reporting methods used in educational evaluation results, this interactive discussion will prepare parents to participate in discussions regarding interventions and supports, including Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and Assistive Technology.
Student-Led IEPs: Developing and Supporting Self-Advocacy
Exploring levels of student-participation in the IEP process as a means of developing self-advocacy skills.  This detailed discussion will include participation options by developmental ability, resources, and best practices for developing student self-advocacy, and tools for parent engagement and participation in student-led IEPs.
Pathways to Military Medical & Medicaid Benefits for Exceptional Families
Charting the steps for accessing TRICARE, Extended Care Health Option (ECHO), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) benefits.  This discussion will include how, why, and where to apply for Secondary Dependency and Medicaid.
Components of and IEP
101 Class- Demystifying Key Components of an IEP
In this interactive discussion, we will identify and map out IDEA-required elements of an IEP.  Using examples, participants will learn best practices for developing an IEP and monitoring progress, including best practices and an introduction to SMART goals.
Master Class- Writing SMART Goals: Developing a User-Friendly IEP Anyone Could Follow
Interactive discussion and application of SMART goal concepts, including collaborative writing and analyzing examples of SMART goals for primary school, middle school, and high school.
Accommodations Across the Lifespan: Section 504 Plans
101 Class- Section 504 Plans:
We will discuss what is a 504 plan, the accommodations and supports and how does it apply to post-secondary education and employment.
 Master Class- Transition Plans are part of the IEP:
 Transition plans are required for all students with an IEP by age 16. We will explore what a transition plan can look like with goals for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.

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