Parent Services

FDLRS Parent Services provides information, training, and support to districts and families, in order to promote effective parent participation in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special needs.

Parent services include assistance in the development of family friendly programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities, and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement.

Sampling of Services offered by the Parent Services staff:

FDLRS provides assistance and support in the appropriate use of a variety of technologies for students, teachers, professional staff, and parents. Support services are available in the areas of:

  • assistive technology
  • instructional technology
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • AIM/NIMAS Florida services
  • virtual/online instruction
  • Active Parenting
  • Coordination/Support for Local Parent Conferences/Events
  • Creating Family Friendly Schools
  • Parental Involvement in Education
  • Technical Assistance
  • Variety of Workshops for Parent Groups and Conferences
  • Assignment of Surrogate Parent

Parent Resource Documents


Contact

Stephanie Brooks, Parent Specialist, (863) 647-4258

Special Ed Connection – Website Resourse

The Florida Department of Education is proud to provide access to Special Ed Connection at no cost to families of individuals with disabilities who are enrolled in Special Education programs.


BrightExpectations – Website Resource

BrightExpectations is the Department of Health’s website to provide resources and information on developmental disabilities for pregnant women, health care providers, parents, and families. This website is a portal to provide information on evaluation and intervention services, support programs for families, resources for health care providers, and serve as a clearinghouse of information on developmental disabilities.

Parent opportunities for those in our service area


More opportunities coming soon


Florida Department of Education Announces New FloridaStudents.org Website

The Florida Department of Education has created a new website entitled, FloridaStudents.org which provides Florida Standards aligned student tutorials and resources for grades K-12 in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Civics. Additional tutorials are being added.