Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)

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What Is FDLRS?

The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a network of state and federally-funded centers which provide support services to exceptional student educators, children, parents, and community agencies. This office, FDLRS Sunrise, services Polk and Hardee Counties.

FDLRS provides services in five areas:

Child Find

Child Find assists with identifying children with special needs who are currently not enrolled in school.

Human Resource Development (HRD)

Also known as Professional Development, the FDLRS HRD program offers training to staff members on a variety of instructional strategies.

Parent Services

The function of Parent Services is to provide training opportunities and information about support groups and community resources.


FDLRS offers a wide variety of resources and professional development to help with teaching and learning.


Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) is integrating with FDLRS to provide customized services and supports ensuring all students with disabilities have the same educational, social, and future opportunities as their peers.


Name: Title:
Poinsetta Tillman Senior Manager
Yolanda Hamilton Child Find Specialist
Deborah Quaintance Child Find Specialist
Cookie Sanders Child Find Specialist, Hardee Co.
Emily Jackson Clerk Specialist
Kim Lowe Data Contact, Hardee Co.
Bonnie Dupuis FIN Facilitator
Consuela Bonney FIN Facilitator
Jillian Traurig HRD Specialist
Linette Farley HRD Specialist
Stephanie Brooks Parent/Transition Specialist
Matt Cobble Technology Specialist
Krista Elder Technology Specialist

Serving Polk and Hardee Counties

Polk County Office
698 Cessna Street
Bartow, Fl 33830
Phone: (863) 647-4258
Fax: (863) 647-4257

Hardee County Office
200 S. Florida Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: (863) 773-2600
Fax: (863) 773-2640

The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part B; IDEA Part B, Preschool; and State General Revenue Funds.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Technology to Analyze ESE Student Data

    October 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Inclusive Practices for K-12

    November 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. STEM for Gifted Students

    November 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Inclusive Practices for K-12

    November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Learning Preferences

    November 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hot Links

Professional Development Alternatives: New 20 hour 'Teaching Students with Disabilities' module is available in the Independent Study section at the PDA Website. New Parent Website: Parent Involvement in Exceptional Education in Florida.