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Parents-ESE
Welcome to the Exceptional Student Education, Parent website.  Please feel free to send questions, comments, and suggestions to Linda Diaz, webmaster.  Thanks for visiting!
Announcements
Spring 2017 Parent Webinar Series
The FDLRS Network announces its Spring 2017 Parent Webinar Series beginning on March 31st! A series of five hour long webinars will be conducted to provide parents and guardians with topics related to exceptional student education. The topics were chosen in response to requests for additional information that was shared on parent surveys. The webinars will take place on Fridays from 10:00AM – 11:00AM EST. The five topics and webinar dates are as follows:

March 31st - Understanding the World of ESE
April 28th - Understanding the Individual Education Plan
May 12th - Instructional Practices
May 19th - Connecting Families with Agencies and Other Resources
June 9th - Family and School Partnerships

Please refer to this flyer for registration information. For additional information or if you have questions, please contact the FDLRS Administration Project at 386-312-2265.
ESE Parent Survey

What?
Florida’s 2016-17 ESE Parent Survey: Make Your Voice Heard!

Who?
All Parents of Students with an IEP (PK-22)

When?
February 13th - May 31st , 2017


Let the Florida Department of Education know about how your school partners with you, the parent, to promote parent involvement in your child’s education. A paper survey will be sent home to parents of children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) within the next two weeks. If you prefer to complete the survey electronically, click here. Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help us continue to meet your family’s needs.
Parent Training Opportunities Spring 2017

Parent Training Opportunities Spring 2017

Friday, March 10 9:00-11:00am Motivation for Academics and Dealing with Avoidance for Students with ASD Gerald Adams Media Center
Monday, May 8 3:00-5:00pm Financial Planning and Guardianship for Students with Autism Keys Collegiate Academy
Monday, May 8 6:00-8:00pm Understanding Autism for Families and Friends Gerald Adams Media Center

FDLRS Parent Involvement Website
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System (FDLRS) developed a Parent Involvement site in cooperation with FDOE/BEESS designed especially to help parents navigate the exceptional student education (ESE) process, from PreK through transition into the adult world of college and/or career. This site provides valuable information and resources, success stories, information geared to all grade levels, contact lists for school districts, a glossary of educational terms, and much more. Visit the site at forparents.florida-ese.org.
FLDOE Parent Information Page
Resources for Monroe County
Dozens of organizations and agencies to assist students with special needs and their families
A graphic display with contact information for agencies that assist individuals with disabilities from birth and throughout life
Agencies that assist individuals with disabilities as they exit the K-12 school system and enter the adult world
A Guide for Parents of Adolescents with ASD
This tool kit was developed in response to requests from parents for resources related to puberty for their child with ASD. Although there are excellent resources on puberty, the publishers found gaps in the available resource related to autism. Click here to access.
John M. McKay Scholarships


John M. McKay Scholarships for
Students with Disabilities Program
The McKay Scholarship Program allows parents of students with disabilities to choose the best academic environment for their children. This program provides a variety of options including the opportunity to attend a participating private school or transfer to another public school. Eligible students include students with disabilities who and an IEP and who were enrolled and reported for funding by a Florida school district the year prior to applying. Children of parents in the armed forces who transfer to Florida due to a permanent change of orders may be eligible. For more information, visit www.floridaschoolchoice.org.
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