Procedural Safeguards:

State Board Rule regarding IEPs – 6A-6.03028

Federal IDEA

CPALMS is a source for Educators, Students, and Families
CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that help educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions.

Florida Department of Education has an online tool to empower and inform Florida families.
The Florida Department of Education unveiled a new website that will help Florida families make critical education decisions by enabling them to access school and district-level data and will better inform families about the state's college and career-ready standards and the quality of learning taking place in their students' classrooms.  The website is

Special Ed Connection® - a web-based resource that parents can use to gain an understanding of what special education is and how it works, as their child enters, progresses through and exits the world of special education requirements. From legal rights to practical application and from student referrals to IEPs, Special Ed Connection® explains specific procedures and provides real-world application strategies so parents can learn the complexities surrounding special education supports and services. Click link below for the flyer in pdf.  SpecialEdConnectionflyerforparents.pdf

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Involvement Website at the State

ESE Parent Book
This book will introduce you to exceptional student education (ESE) in Florida. It explains the ESE process and key ideas in the state and federal laws about ESE. ESE Parent (.pdf)

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Publications

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Florida Health and Transition Services

211 Local Resouces and Help Line

Bright Expectations 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.

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