Universal Goal- Parent Centers will have access to high-quality, relevant, useful, and accurate information on topics that increase your effectiveness when working with military families. Targeted Goal – Parent centers in the 10 States with the highest military representation will have sustained, effective relationships with the personnel on the military installations within their States. Intensive Goal – Parent centers who request intensive technical assistance will increase their capacity to support military families and have sustained, effective relationships with the personnel on the military installations in their areas. Assistant Director STOMP October 2013 – December 2014 (1 year 3 months) STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents) was a federally funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center, which ended its DOE funding as of Sept. 30th, 2014, established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs. STOMP began in 1985, it is a project of Washington PAVE, and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. STOMP is still in existence but being solely funded by military contracts.
The staff of the STOMP Project are parents of children who have disabilities and have experience in raising their children in military communities and traveling with their spouses to different locations.
STOMP serves families in four main ways:
By providing information and training about Laws, regulations and resources for military families of children with disabilities By connecting families to other families By assisting parents and professionals in developing their own community parent education/support group By providing a voice to raise awareness of issues faced by military families of children with disabilities.
For military families of children with disabilities, STOMP is a one-stop shop for information and training regarding special education and other resources. STOMP is proud to be a Project of Washington PAVE, a grass roots parent-directed organization. This is a powerful combination that brings together:
Expert, comprehensive knowledge on disability/ special education laws, rights, regulations and responsibilities as they pertain to military families A wealth of personal experience, network of personal contacts A parent driven approach