STOMP: Workshops and Webinars
STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Families providing information and resources for military parents, individuals with disabilities, and military personel.
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.
An installation will host each virtual workshop. All branches of service are welcome to attend!
|Host Installation||Dates and Times||Registration Link|
|Fort Bliss||DATE: June 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2022|
TIME: 5-7pm MT (6-8pm CT, 7-9pm ET, 4-6pm PT)
|Wainwright||DATE: June 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2022|
TIME:12-2pm AKST (3-5pm CT, 4-6pm ET, 1-2pm PT)
|Fort Bragg||DATE: July 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2022|
TIME:5-7pm ET (4-6pm CT, 2-4pm PT)
Summer Brunch & Learn
“Most Requested Topics Webinar Series
11:00 a.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. CST, 2:00 p.m. EST
|Dates||Brunch & Learn Topics|
|July 8, 2022||TRICARE, ECHO, & ABA|
|July 15, 2022||Components of an IEP|
|July 22, 2022||504 Plans and Accommodations|
STOMP Workshop Topic Descriptions:
Difference types of advocacy, importance, and how self-care plays a role.
Discussion on the options of resolving a dispute.
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:
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- Legal Resources for Highly Mobile Military Families
- Temporary Caregivers of Military Children: Guide to Essential Information
- School Support Plans for Deployment-Tips for Parents
- Find Civilian Services for Your Child With a Disability When You Leave the Military
- MIC3-School Issues Covered by the Interstate Compact
- MIC3 Step-by-Step Checklist-Resolve School Issues with the Interstate Compact
- Military Family Resources for Youth and Young Adults Transitioning from High School
- Medicaid for Military Families