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Exceptionally Informed Families

Aphasia Awareness Month
A person with aphasia may: Aphasia Association, approximately 80,000 indi Speak in short or inviduals acquire aphasia complete sentences each year from stroke,  Speak or write in senand about 1 million people tences that don’t make in the United States are sense suffering from this disor Speak unrecognizable der. words Some people recover  Not comprehend other from aphasia without Aphasia is typically people’s conversation treatment, but most reseen suddenly, often as a quire language therapy for result of a stroke or head Although aphasia is injury. It can also come commonly seen in the mid- assistance. gradually as seen in padle-aged or older populaTo learn more visit: tients suffering with a tion, children are not im brain tumor or a degenera- mune to this disorder. Ac- tive disease. cording to the National What is aphasia? Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. It impairs the individual’s expression and understanding of language, both verbal and written.

US Air Force EFMP Program
Volume 3, Issue 6

June 2013
Did You Know? The Kadena Exceptional Family Member Program now has our own Facebook page. “LIKE” us for up-to-date information on community events as well as, upcoming EFMP events and workshops. ges/Kadena-Air-BaseExceptional-Family-MemberProgram/37

Air Force Respite Care Program
Did you know that the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) provides respite or “gift of time” to active duty Air Force families who have a family member with special needs? This person may be a child, spouse, or another relative living in the household. This assistance program provides the family a break as AFAS covers the cost of care for the special needs family member. In the AFAS Respite Care Program a family may receive childcare assistance for a three-month period. The program is intended to assist those experiencing financial difficulties due to the added cost of caring for a special needs family member. A budget is requested if the family requests more assistance after the first three-month certificate. Air Force families are referred to AFAS for respite care through the Exceptional Family Member Program, Special Needs Identification Program, or Family Advocacy. For more information on AFAS Respite Care Program, please contact the Kadena A&FRC @ 6343366.

Kadena Air Base Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) Bldg 220 634-3366 M-F, 0700-1700

Book of the Month...
This month we would like to highlight, “The Survival Guide for Kids with LD” by Gary Fisher and Rhoda Cummings. You will find information on...

Quick Tip:
Did you receive PCS orders?
If you have an EFMP family member, we know how stressful PCS season can be. Scheduling your medical and dental appointments months in advance not only alleviate some stress, but also ensures that you are one step closer to getting to your next duty station. So contact your PCM and Dental Clinic to set up an appointment today!

What is a learning disability (LD)? Why is it hard for kids with LD to learn? Why do other kids sometimes tease kids with LD? The different types of LD? If you or your child have questions like these, “The Survival Guide for Kids with LD” provides answers that can help you better understand LD. This book is full of useful information from how to get into an LD program to tips on dealing with emotions. For more information on this book and other books related to special needs, please visit the A&FRC and browse through our books and DVD selection available for check out.

Gluten-free French Toast
Ingredients: 2/3 c Silk milk 4 large eggs 1 Tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 6 slices of gluten free bread butter or margarine
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Upcoming Events
Look for the Sunny Series Camp sponsored by the Marine Corps EFMP coming June 26th—28th at the EDIS Building 9497. The Sunny Series will then move to the following locations: Camp Foster, June 19th -21st from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Camp Courtney July 10th—12th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Camp Kinser July 17th– 19th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Families may only register for one camp experience. For more information, participation rules and to register for the Exceptionally Sunny Series, please call 645-9237.

Mix milk, eggs, syrup, vanilla, and salt in shallow dish Soak the slices of bread in the mixture until completely saturated Heat large skillet over medium heat and melt butter Place bread into skillet and cook until golden on both sides