Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are filled with planning, coordinating, and decision making! When you are travelling with a family member who has special needs, there are unique considerations to help make your travel go more smoothly. Navigating a crowded airport with lines, checkpoints, and unfamiliar sights and sounds may be overwhelming for individuals with anxiety or a sensory processing disorder. Perhaps your family member requires specific mobility or medical accommodations and you are uncertain whether an airline can or must provide these accommodations.
Consider the following travel options and tips to determine the best mode of transportation for your family’s next PCS. You should also check the CDC’s website for more information on traveling in the current pandemic environment.
Air Travel Tips
Automobile Travel Tips
Train Travel Tips
Once you have orders, your EFMP Family Case Worker will reach out to you to offer PCS transition support and will assist you to develop a solid PCS transition plan to make your next move a success, whether you travel by plane, train, or car!
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