NDSP Resources


DoDEA AI 5035.01 - Provision of Financial Assistance and Support for Education of Eligible DoD Dependents in Overseas Locations
This Issuance establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the education of eligible dependents of DoD personnel at overseas locations where there are no schools operated by DoD.

DoD Instruction 1315.18 - Procedures for Military Personnel Assignments
Establishes policy and procedure for assignment, PCS, and overseas tour length for service members.

DoD Instruction 1400.25 - Civilian Personnel Management
Establishes policy and procedure for civilian personnel management within the DoD.

DoD Instruction 1315.19 - The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and implements procedures for the exceptional family member program for travel overseas.

DoD Instruction 1342.12 - Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents
Establishes early intervention and special education services for eligible DoD dependents.

DoD Manual 1342.12 - Implementation of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents
Establishes procedures for implementation of the early intervention and special education services for eligible DoD dependents



NDSP Pre-K Memorandum for England
Pre-K Memorandum for Continued Eligibility of Reception Year in England (establishes a country-wide exception to policy for England ONLY)

NDSP Orientation
eBook provides an overview of the important policies, procedures and guidelines for the NDSP.

NDSP Welcome Brochure
Provides overview of processes, resource links, contact information, and eligibility for the NDSP.

Choosing an International School Checklist
This resource provides topics to consider when looking at different international schools, such as “what are the class sizes?” and “what type of curriculum does the school use?”

Comparison School Systems Grade Equivalents
This chart explains the grade equivalent of other countries to U.S. grade equivalents (e.g. The Netherlands and the UK use a different system).

NDSP Parent Guide to British Education
Use this comprehensive guide to better understand the differences between British curriculum and U.S. curriculum, types of schools in the United Kingdom, things to think about when choosing a school, and British education terms.

Non-English School Guidance
Provides key information to be aware of when selecting a Non-English Speaking School

Educational/Academic Resources:

NDSP Evacuation Education Allowance Reference
Non-DoD Schools Program Education Allowance Reference Guide For Evacuation Situations

Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
Includes tips for in-person classes and virtual/at-home learning
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) PTA Resources
Includes links to multiple resources for families of students with disabilities
COVID-19 Resources for Parents with Children with Special Needs
As a military parent with a child or children with special needs, you may now face additional challenges due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Easy-to-use Resources for families making the switch to learning from home
Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning.
External Repositories of Distance Learning Solutions
Includes curriculums, curriculum support, and enrichment activities and resources for students post-primary through post-secondary
Family Focused Resources for Transitions during COVID-19
Includes guidance in multiple languages
Homeschooling Facts
Includes information about homeschool state laws, support groups, and transitioning from traditional education
How to Handle School Closures and Services for your Child with Autism/Coping with COVID-19 Disruptions
For children with autism, the school closure may mean disruption to learning support services your child receives at school.
New Resource Helps Parents, Teachers Keep Students on Track through Disruptions (Video)
This video gives an overview of the information presented in the video series.

Support Services Resources:

(Includes mental and behavioral health resources)

Disaster Distress Helpline
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Helping Children Cope
Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children.
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC has created recommendations to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Suicide Prevention

Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

Child Abuse Prevention/Domestic Violence

Coronavirus Tips & Resources for Parents, Children, Educators & Others
For our collective health and well-being, we must adhere to the requirements of social distancing.
Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19 (PDF)
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Americans are required to stay home to protect themselves and their communities.
Resources for Safety and Support During COVID-19
Those who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus public health emergency.
Support for People Experiencing Abuse
Violence is a serious public health problem. It affects people in all stages of life, from infants to the elderly.

TriCare FAQ

(including behavioral health care, mental health care, physical therapy, and occupational therapies)

COVID-19 and Telemedicine Services
You can find answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs) and more on the TRICARE Coronavirus FAQs page.

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