Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program

Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support and personnel services.

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Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division
01/08/2021

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division

Happy Friday!!!!!!!🥰

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
01/07/2021

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

It's hard to dispute that this has been a pretty mild North Country winter so far. But keep in mind, weather permitting, Fort Drum FMWR and Outdoor Recreation has some pretty neat activities coming up with more to be announced! Register for any of these at Outdoor Recreation at 11115 Iraqi Freedom Drive.

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program
01/06/2021

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

Message us on Facebook to sign up!

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
01/06/2021

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Good morning, Fort Drum! If disposing of your Christmas tree is on your to-do list, here are two options:

* Mountain Community Homes residents will have curbside pickup of their trees (please remove lights, ornaments and garland) until Jan. 15. The maintenance crew asks that residents make sure the trees don't roll onto the street.

* Trees can also be dropped off at the Solid Waste Transfer Station, located just outside Cerjan Gate, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Instead of ending up in a landfill, these trees will be turned into compost to enrich the soil on the installation and prevent erosion.

Check out what's going on in the community this month! Please remember Covid guidelines and social distancing.
01/06/2021

Check out what's going on in the community this month! Please remember Covid guidelines and social distancing.

Love What Matters
01/05/2021

Love What Matters

"Parent: I wish my autistic child could talk to me.

Parent: I wish my child with autism could communicate with me.

Parent: I wish I knew what my nonverbal child was thinking.

Parent: I wish I knew what my child loved.

Child: Listen and I will show you in the most mysterious ways. Be prepared to wait. And to listen to more than just words.

My son Cooper has started taking photos with his iPad. Hundreds and hundreds a day.

I know because the iPad is linked to my iPhone and every day I max out my iCloud storage...with 500 plus videos and photos. It partially drives me bonkers. And also makes me smile as I look at his world on my phone.

Cooper just turned ten years old. He has very few words. The ones he does have are hard to understand and reserved for his people.

He’s a pretty great kid.

He photographs things he loves. Trains. Tractors. Characters from his favorite shows. Movies he wants to buy.

I used to think communication had to be spoken. That was before my son opened my mind, heart, and world. And taught me to truly listen.

He wants to ride a tractor.
He likes The Wiggles.
His favorite trains are red.
He wants me to order him a TM Catalog. He took 100 photos of the phone number for me.

Our world is different than most. It’s also amazing. Remember that.

Different isn’t scary. Different isn’t weird. It’s just...different. And it can also be wonderful too."

#LoveWhatMatters

Credit: Finding Cooper's Voice

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program
01/04/2021

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

The Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, Inc. offers these services free of charge.

NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation
12/30/2020

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Celebrate nature this holiday season with Winter BINGO from The Connecticut Audubon Society and DEC. It’s a great time of year to explore your backyard, neighborhood, or local nature center or preserve. If you are in the Westchester, Dutchess or Putnam regions, check out The Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm Nature Preserve. This unique preserve spans the NY/CT border with half in Pawling, NY and half in Sherman, CT! It offers fifteen miles of trails to explore and enjoy.

For those living in NY’s Capitol Region, DEC’s Five Rivers Environmental Education Center provides a variety of trails through wooded, pond, and field habitats. Thanks to Deer Pond Farm and CT Audubon volunteer Christy Meyer for the BINGO activity! #AdventureAtHome

Spatial Awareness is knowing where your body is in space in relation to objects or other people. It is an important cogn...
12/29/2020
Work on Spatial Awareness With This Simple Nature Shape Puzzle • Little Pine Learners

Spatial Awareness is knowing where your body is in space in relation to objects or other people. It is an important cognitive skill for children and can increase balance and dexterity. This is a fun and simple puzzle activity to introduce Spatial Awareness skills to your child!

Give your child the opportunity to work on spatial awareness with this simple and beautiful DIY nature puzzle. Children will love manipulating the pieces of nature to make them fit inside the shape! You can keep this activity fun and fresh by adding new seasonal pieces of nature from your area to th...

Children's Books on Sensory Processing Disorder | Mommy Evolution
12/28/2020
Children's Books on Sensory Processing Disorder | Mommy Evolution

Children's Books on Sensory Processing Disorder | Mommy Evolution

As parents, we often aren't quite sure how to talk to our kids (or their siblings) about sensory challenges. Children's books on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) are a terrific way to educate and get the conversation started.

Special Needs Parenting: 12 Tips For Managing Challenging Behavior - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog
12/23/2020
Special Needs Parenting: 12 Tips For Managing Challenging Behavior - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog

Special Needs Parenting: 12 Tips For Managing Challenging Behavior - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog

Managing behavior that is challenging can be very stressful for parents of children and adults with special needs. But it’s important to see it as a form of communication. Challenging behavior indicates there is a problem in learning and not in the person. Getting what we want We all learn to beha...

12/22/2020
Playroom Activities

So creative!!

🎄GRINCH SOUP🎄

An easy, fizzy and fun sensory play perfect for the Grinch season! The citric acid and baking soda give a fun fizz reaction without the vinegar smell!

INGREDIENTS:
🔹Water
🔹Cranberries
🔹Pine
🔹Candy canes
🔹Biodegradable Glitter
🔹Green Liquid Watercolor

🗯WOW FACTOR🗯
🔸1 Cup Baking Soda
🔸1 Cup Citric Acid

SENSORY TABLE:
@guidecraft_official Sand and Water Table

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Learning with Lucy
12/22/2020

Learning with Lucy

Looking for a free Activity Binder or Busy Book for your child or student? This one is great for on the go and can be customized! Full color and partial color options available. See the links below to download and print. https://youtu.be/DyLZ5WIGPL0

FULL COLOR GOOGLE DOC https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bY2psXZX6PWJsIGnt96YIAbt7xKXO5rwQa7ZkFldoh4/edit?usp=sharing

PARTIAL COLOR GOOGLE DOC
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1etcnPJkUeVBna7sFLliTUjewL9v7Et-RYjKCbwZ2NCs/edit?usp=sharing

PDF Versions

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IEdxr_gSEvcD1aeARVqJxIbqgR40AiLM/view?usp=sharing
FULL COLOR PDF

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cQna59Y83MxP-DuP_PO8MK2pjF5Jvt1v/view?usp=sharing

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division
12/18/2020
Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division

If you’re looking for ideas to help your children manage their holiday expectations amid so much loss and change, here are a few. "Just do what feels manageable and don't stretch yourselves too thin, because I think we are already stretching a lot as parents.”

Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP Fort Drum Financial Readiness Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program Fort Drum Mobilization and Deployment Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division
12/15/2020

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division

Cornell Cooperative Extension | Events
12/15/2020
Cornell Cooperative Extension | Events

Cornell Cooperative Extension | Events

Parent focused tips and tricks to healthy eating with your family! Join us virtually for: Food safety tipsCooking lessonsQuick healthy meals that use WIC approved foodsFamily meal time benefitsMeal planningAnd much more!

This Friday at 10!
12/15/2020

This Friday at 10!

Baby Basics will be held via Microsoft Teams this Friday, the 18th at 10am to 12pm.

A goodie bag will be delivered after the class to those who attend!

Email [email protected],
[email protected] or [email protected] or you can message this page for more information and/or to sign up.

Please note, you must contact us via email or Facebook to receive the link for the workshop!

Fort Drum Area Events
12/15/2020

Fort Drum Area Events

Submit your questions today for the Town Hall on December 14
12/10/2020

Submit your questions today for the Town Hall on December 14

If you have questions regarding
Indian River, Carthage Central School, and/or Watertown City School Districts, we would like to hear from you.

Your submission will be used to guide the conversations during the town hall on December 14 at Noon.

To watch the town hall, as well as submit your questions:
https://www.boces.tv/live

Submissions and questions will be accepted up until December 10.

Fort Drum Area Events
12/10/2020

Fort Drum Area Events

Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
12/09/2020

Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes

We are so excited for our Home for the Holidays-Night of Lights event this Wednesday from 5-8pm! Please find the map below for the participating locations/addresses. You can start at any of the seven locations and create your own route. Some locations will even be handing out goodies. Santa and his elves can’t wait to see you!!

Feel free to contact your community center or call (315) 955-6817 if you have any questions.

Decoding Dyslexia - CT
12/09/2020

Decoding Dyslexia - CT

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10250 4th Armored Division Drive
Fort Drum, NY
13601

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Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

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