August 23, 2011
American Forces Press Service|by Elaine Sanchez
WASHINGTON -- About a year ago, Maj. Nicholas Sabula received word of an upcoming assignment following his deployment in Afghanistan.
He became concerned, however, when he learned that his new duty station and the local area didn't have adequate services for his son, who was diagnosed with autism in 2006. But shortly after, based on a recommendation from his Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator, Sabula's assignment was canceled and he moved here instead.
"The benefit to our son was tremendous," he said. "It showed the availability of services at one location versus another can make an incredible impact on that child.
"Knowing that EFMP took care of my family, that was critical to me," he added.
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