Parent Information
Exceptional Student Education

Welcome to the ESE Parent website.

We have included a multitude of resources and website links for you to access.



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Save the date for Transition open house


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

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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.


 FDLRS Parent Services Web Site       (click the link or logo)


ESE Parent (.pdf) 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.


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.

Special Ed Connection flyer (.pdf)



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.


Appendix A - Questions and Answers Regarding Implementation of CS/SB 1108

2013 Legislation – Senate Bill 1108  (.pdf)

2013 Legislation – Senate BillL 1108 Appendix A  (.pdf) SB 1108 (.pdf)  (.pdf)

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


Parents - Frequently Asked Questions  (.pdf)

Pathways to Success (.pdf)


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

On line Resources:

Disability Resources from the Department of Labor