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A Parent's Guide to Access Points

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology

Florida Department of Education ESE Department

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council contact # 850-488-4180

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a statewide network of associate and specialized centers that provides support services to exceptional student education programs.

Severely Emotionally Disturbed Network

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation telephone#850-875-2949, 850-245-3440

FSU CARD - Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

The CARD center provides information and consultation to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities, their families, and school districts.

Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism

The mission of the program is to enhance the educational program for students with autism spectrum disorders. The Statewide Centers for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) staff join together in partnership with Florida educators to provide training and technical assistance in developing a plan for implementing innovative and effective practices in the school environment.

Florida Inclusion Network

The Florida Inclusion Network provides learning opportunities, consultation, information and support to educators, parents, and community members resulting in the inclusion of all students.

Exceptional Student Education
Florida Abuse Hotline

State of Florida Department of Exceptional Student Education

The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services supports school districts and others in their efforts to provide exceptional student education programs for students ages 3 - 21 who have disabilities and students who are gifted.

Alternate Assessment

All Florida students participate in the state’s assessment and accountability system. The Florida Alternate Assessment is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment is not appropriate even with accommodations.

A Parent’s Guide to Access Points, Access Courses, and Resources

This guide contains an overview of some of the resources available at for parents of a student with a significant cognitive disability. These include the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Access Points, available instructional resources, and access courses.

ESE Parent Survey

The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.

This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2011-12 school year. All information provided will remain confidential. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services.

Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students with Disabilities

As a parent, you are entitled to information about your rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These rights, or

procedural safeguards, are intended to ensure that you have the opportunity to be a partner in the educational decisions made regarding your child.

Diploma Decisions for Students with Disabilities

This is one of many publications available through the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education, designed to assist school districts, state agencies which support educational programs, and parents in the provision of special programs. For additional information on this publication, or for a list of available publications, contact the Clearinghouse Information Center, Room 628 Turlington Bldg., Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400.

High School Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know

This pamphlet provides information about the various diplomas and certificates of completion. It describes requirements students must meet and the opportunities for post-school education or employment typically available to students with each type of diploma or certificate of completion. The back page describes the GED Exit Option Model, which is available only to students who are at least 18 years old. The back page also includes a chart that shows the differences in post-school opportunities offered by each type of diploma or certificate of completion.

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