Workshops and Webinars 

STOMP offers virtual workshops across multiple days, two-day in-person workshops, and one-hour 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 Service Members and Families (active duty, retirees, reserve, & DoD personnel)!

STOMP expects to schedule new trainings soon.  If you have an installation you want to see STOMP at, email stomp@wapave.org

STOMP Workshop Topic Descriptions:

Advocacy:
Difference types of advocacy, importance, and how self-care plays a role.
Dispute Resolution:
Discussion on the options of resolving a dispute.
Effective Communication:
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 Planning for the Future:
Supplemental Security Income, Survivor Benefit Plan, ABLE Act, & Special Needs Trusts
Parent’s Rights & Responsibilities in Achieving Education Services:
IDEA, IFSP, IEP & IEP Teams
Student Led IEP’s:
Detail session of the importance of student led IEP with examples of students being actively involved through their IEP process.
TRICARE, ECHO, ABA & Medicaid:
TRICARE benefits, information on ECHO and ABA eligibility to include updates and changes, and how military families can utilize Medicaid.
Writing SMART Goals:
Detail session on all the parts of the IEP, how to write and effective IEP using SMART goals.
504 accommodations and Transition Planning:
What 504 accommodations and transition planning can look like in school, to include secondary education independent living, and employment.

Other links for the STOMP Program:
Learn all about the STOMP program
Meet the STOMP Staff