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Fridays with FDLRS
A Parent Webinar Series

The FDLRS Administration is excited to offer a year-long parent webinar series beginning August 21, 2020. These monthly webinars are geared to parents but are also open to educators and other personnel. They will be on select Fridays throughout the year from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Topics will range from technology safety and accommodations in virtual platforms to behavior management, social skills and quality individual educational plans. For topics, dates and registration information, see the attached document. For questions, contact Mary Ann Ahearn by email at [email protected] or by phone at 386-312-2265.

FDLRS Recorded Webinars


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Parent Engagement Resources

  • An introductory video for parents about the concepts and practices related to the school-level use of problem solving and how it affects their child in the context of the school-wide implementation

  • The Parent Resource Guide Print Version is a flyer that schools can print and disseminate to parents and teachers for awareness of resources available to them to increase family engagement within a multi-tiered system of supports.

  • The Parent Resource Guide Digital Version is for downloading and works great for parents and teachers who want to view and access a variety of specific resources to increase family engagement within a multi-tiered system of supports.

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The OCPS parent services program for Exceptional Student Education is a parent to parent partnership funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. For more than ten years, this program has offered peer support, community resource access, District information important to families, and acted as a conduit between schools and families in need. The program is designed to empower parents to advocate for their own children and to help parents teach their children self-advocacy skills.

Availability is important, so our team answers emails and takes parent phone calls at all hours, seven days a week. The parent services program is administered only by parents of CPS students with disabilities who contract with the District and are not employees. These services for support and information are available to families in both English and in Spanish.