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Ian Gesundheit, Ed. D
Executive Director Of Exceptional Student Education

Sylvia Schaffer
Senior Director of Exceptional Student Education 407-317-3229

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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.

Parent Resources

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Free Online Trainings for Parents!

 Available Parent & Educator Trainings to assist with Virtual Learning:

  • Helping your Child Cope
  • ABC's of Behavior
  • Setting up your Learning Environment at home for success!
  • The Anxious Child
  • Social Stories/Social Tales
  • Simplified Learning *for students on the spectrum or have special needs
  • Addressing Special Needs in a Virtual Environment
  • And much more!                                                   

The direct link to access the trainings: 

*Parents & Educators can register online for future FREE trainings.

Quick Sign-up for FREE Special Education web-based resources for parents and teachers! 

Click on link below.

ESE Transition Services


ESE Transition Services Presentation


Cape Digital Tools Certificates - Parent Academy

ESE Acronyms Glossary

FAQs: Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE)


District BPIE Indicator Rating Tally Sheet

Parent Overview

Transition Planning for students with Disabilities: 

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Center for Parent Information 
and Resources

Center for Parent Information Resources


ESE Parent Support Team

Use of Seclusion and Restraint on Students with Disabilities, Information for Parents Brochure

Important Information Regarding Reevaluation

CTA Roundtable with ESE

School Resources

Inclusive Schools Network
SHIP - Housing a stronger Florida


Parent Training Videos!

ESE Videos on Demand



Tyler Borjas

Tyler Borjas
Many thanks to Tyler Borjas, who spoke at the April School Board Meeting during Autism Awareness Month!

Luke Boccuzzo  Luke Boccuzzo
We are so proud of Luke Boccuzzo and his accomplishments. Luke is a seventh grader at Wolf Lake Middle School. He spoke at the September 27th OCPS School Board meeting as the district proclaimed Disability History and Awareness Weeks.

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