The FDLRS Administration Project and Associate Centers Network are proud to offer a series of parent webinars to take place virtually over the 2020-2021 school year. The 90-minute webinars are conducted during lunch hours, from 11:30AM – 1:00PM EST on a designated Friday for parents/family/professionals. These webinars are free of charge and open to all parents/families/professionals of working with children with disabilities or those with unique needs.
- Family Services
- District ESE Information
- Family Resources
- Virtual Family Support
- Family Guide to a Facilitated Meeting
- Fridays with FDLRS
- Child Find
Family Services Specialist
Telephone: (352) 671-6051
Toll-free: (800) 533-0326
FDLRS provides information to families about exceptional student education, local resources, and family support groups. FDLRS works to promote partnerships between schools and families to support student achievement and helps schools and school districts to develop family-friendly programs and services. Do you have questions about your child's Exceptional Student Education?
Do you have a student with a disability who is receiving special education services? Gain a better understanding of the special education process and learn how to help your child benefit from special education services by accessing Special Ed Connection® .
Families wanting to set up a FREE Special Ed Connection account please contact Michelle Surman
Staff/Districts wanting to set up an account should contact the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department in their district
- Alachua County ESE District Information
- Citrus County ESE District Information
- Dixie County ESE District Information
- Gilchrist County ESE District Information
- Levy County ESE District Information
- Marion County ESE District Information
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) maintains this Resource Directory as an informational service to help individuals with disabilities learn about available resources and organizations that may be helpful to them in their daily life. The appearance of an organization on this site is not intended as an endorsement of that organization or any products or services identified on the external sites. FDLRS disclaims any and all warranties, including accuracy, completeness, or validity of the data, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in the Resource Directory. FDLRS does not warrant either expressly or by implication, any individual, organization, product or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. This Resource Directory is not intended to be used as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any professional, organization, product or service. FDLRS strongly urges all users of this Resource Directory to conduct their own research of any individual, organization, product or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. FDLRS also recommends that users exercise independent judgment and request references when considering a resource associated with diagnosis, treatment, or the provision of any service.
A Family's Guide to the Facilitated Individual Educational Plan (FIEP) Process
Facilitation is a voluntary process through which a trained and impartial third party helps
establish a common agenda and keeps a meeting focused and moving forward. Most
ESE meetings do not need the services of a facilitator. Generally facilitation is requested
when parents and school personnel are experiencing challenges in communicating, or a
meeting may be expected to be highly complex or possibly difficult. Any meeting related
to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may be facilitated and facilitation can be
requested by a parent or a district representative.
This is an informational video about what FDLRS Child Find Specialist do to support districts in Florida.