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 lifeAgencies that assist individuals with disabilities as they exit the K-12 school system and enter the adult world
The Simple Dollar has created a series of guides that provides students and parents the knowledge and tools necessary for instilling positive credit awareness and responsible financial habits in an effort to develop financial literacy in K-12 and college students, Click below to access this free resource.
College-age Young Adults
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
Visit the Florida Department of Education's Parent Information page to explore resources.
Parent Resource Padlet
A Guide for Parents of Adolescents with ASD
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.