2011—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–383, § 582(a), amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(1) The head of the Office shall be the Director of the Office of Community Support for Military Families With Special Needs, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among civilian employees of the Department of Defense who are members of the Senior Executive Service or members of the armed forces in a general or flag grade.
“(2) The Director shall be subject to the supervision, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in the discharge of the responsibilities of the Office, and shall report directly to the Under Secretary regarding the discharge of such responsibilities.”
Subsec. (d)(7), (8). Pub. L. 111–383, § 582(b), added par. (7) and redesignated former par. (7) as (8).
Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 111–383, § 1075(b)(24), substituted “April 30 each year” for “180 days after the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, and annually thereafter”.
Foundation for Support of Military Families With Special Needs
Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, § 563(b), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2307, provided that:
The Secretary of Defense may establish a foundation for the provision of assistance to the Department of Defense in providing support to military families with special needs.
“(2)Purposes.—The purposes of the foundation shall be to assist the Department of Defense as follows:
In conducting outreach to identify military families with special needs.
In developing programs to support and provide services to military families with special needs.
In developing educational curricula for the training of professional and paraprofessional personnel providing support and services on special needs to military families with special needs.
“(D) In conducting research on the following:
The unique factors associated with a military career (including deployments of members of the Armed Forces) and their effects on families and individuals with special needs.
Evidence-based therapeutic and medical services for members of military families with special needs, including research in conjunction with non-Department of Defense entities such as the National Institutes of Health.
In providing vocational education and training for adolescent and adult members of military families with special needs.
In carrying out other initiatives to contribute to improved support for military families with special needs.
“(3)Department of defense funding.—
The Secretary may provide the foundation such financial support as the Secretary considers appropriate, including the provision to the foundation of appropriated funds and non-appropriated funds available to the Department of Defense.
“(4)Annual report.—The foundation shall submit to the Secretary, and to the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives], each year a report on its activities under this subsection during the preceding year. Each report shall include, for the year covered by such report, the following:
A description of the programs and activities of the foundation.
The budget of the foundation, including the sources of any funds provided to the foundation.
“(5)Military family with special needs defined.—
In this subsection, the term ‘military family with special needs’ has the meaning given such term in section 1781c(i) of title 10
, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)).”
Military Department Support for Local Centers To Assist Military Children With Special Needs
Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, § 563(c), as added Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title V, § 582(c)(2), Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4227, provided that:
“The Secretary of a military department may establish or support centers on or in the vicinity of military installations under the jurisdiction of such Secretary to coordinate and provide medical and educational services for children with special needs of members of the Armed Forces who are assigned to such installations.”
Advisory Panel on Community Support for Military Families With Special Needs
Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, § 563(d), as added Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title V, § 582(c)(2), Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4227, provided that:
Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection [Jan. 7, 2011], the Secretary of Defense shall establish an advisory panel on community support for military families with special needs.
The advisory panel shall consist of seven individuals who are a member of a military family with special needs. The Secretary of Defense shall appoint the members of the advisory panel.
“(3)Duties.—The advisory panel shall—
provide informed advice to the Director of the Office of Community Support for Military Families With Special Needs on the implementation of the policy required by subsection (e) of section 1781c of title 10
, United States Code, and on the discharge of the programs required by subsection (f) of such section;
assess and provide information to the Director on services and support for children with special needs that is available from other departments and agencies of the Federal Government and from State and local governments; and
otherwise advise and assist the Director in the discharge of the duties of the Office of Community Support for Military Families With Special Needs in such manner as the Secretary of Defense and the Director jointly determine appropriate.
The Director shall meet with the advisory panel at such times, and with such frequency, as the Director considers appropriate. The Director shall meet with the panel at least once each year. The Director may meet with the panel through teleconferencing or by other electronic means.”