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FDLRS / Parent Services

The School District of Palm Beach County
Fulton Holland Educational Services Center
3378 Forest Hill Blvd., A-203
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone (561) 434-8393

 

Check Out Our PALs!

Parents As Liaisons

We are here to help guide you through the ESE process.

Promoting Positive Education Experiences for Children, Families, and Educators

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

ESEParent

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.

Needs Assessment (English)

Click this link to complete our evaluation

Evaluación de Necesidades! (Spanish)

Haga clic en este enlace para llenar nuestro evaluación

Parent Resource List (.pdf)  This link provides specific parent resources available to all parents with an explanation of each resource.

New Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent

Involvement Website

http://forparents.florida-ese.org

     

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The FDLRS Network announces its Spring 2017 Parent Webinar Series beginning on March 31st!

A series of five hour-long webinars will be conducted to provide parents and guardians with topics related to exceptional student education.  The topics were chosen in response to requests for additional information that was shared on parent surveys.  The webinars will take place on Fridays from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST.  The five topics and webinar dates are as follows:

March 31st  - Understanding the World of ESE

April 28th     - Understanding the Individual Education Plan

May 12th     - Instructional Practices

May 19th     - Connecting Families with Agencies and Other Resources

June 9th       - Family and School Partnerships

Please refer to the attached flyer for registration information.

Click here for Flyer

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES NEW 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 live at www.FloridaStudentsAchieve.org.

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The Department of Exceptional Student Education has established the ESE Solution Center. 

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The Department of Exceptional Student Education has established the ESE Solution Center.  This resource is designed to provide an open line of communication for parents, employees and community members in order  to improve customer service.  The ESE Solution Center entails an email link on the SDPBC ESE website as a forum to address concerns and inquiries to be researched and followed up by District ESE staff.  Data collected from this site will be used to drive professional development and technical assistance needs.  This Solution Center will facilitate a more collaborative district wide effort to find solutions more efficiently and result in increased positive outcomes.

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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.    www.BrightExpectations.com

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FLDOE graphicSpecial 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.

Special Ed Connection® flyer   (.pdf)

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Learn more about the new graduation requirements for students with disabilities

This presentation will provide parents knowledge about the credit requirements and the procedure for deferring graduation

https://connect.palmbeachschools.org/graduation_requirements_2015_presentation_for_parents/ 

Do you have questions about Social Security Disability Benefits?
This detailed site is easy to understand.  The guide will walk you through each step of the process and tell you what to expect during each stage of the application.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/#social-security-disability-benefit-calculator

FDLRS

Ensures that families have access to exceptional student training and information

Provides information to families and professionals about local resources and family support groups.

Promotes partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement.

 

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PALs Brochures (.pdf) - English | Creole | Spanish

Parents Services Links:

www.autismspeaks.org
www.parentcenterhub.org www.thinkcollege.net
www.siblingsupport.org www.ldinfo.org
www.ed.gov www.ncld.org
www.connectwithkids.com www.ldonline.org

Staff

Lissette Martinez-Morales 561-434-8393 lissette.martinez@palmbeachschools.org
Karen Romero Secretary 561-434-8917 karen.romero@palmbeachschools.org
Parents as Liasons (PALs) Consultants

Black, Mary

561-676-1492

mary.black.c@palmbeachschools.org