Parent Resources

ESE Eligibility - The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services supports school districts and others in their efforts to provide exceptional student education programs for students ages 3 – 21 who have disabilities and students who are gifted. Each school district is responsible for providing services to students who are eligible for exceptional student education (ESE) programs. 

Exceptional Student Education - The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

US Department of Education - Information for parents of children with special needs

Learning Disabilities Association of America - Support and resources for parents of children with learning disabilities

Family Network on Disabilities - Variety of information for parents

Family Cafe

Project 10


McKay Scholarship

John M. McKay Scholarship Fact Sheet

The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)

Children's Medical Services (CMS)

Bright Expectations

Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)

Parent to Parent of Miami

APD Resource Directory

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities

FDLRS Parent Webinars

Understanding the World of ESE

Instructional Practices

Connecting Families with Agencies and Other Resources

Family and School Partnerships 

Florida Standards ACCESS Points Brochures




Academic Resources for Students

Discovery Education 

MES Games for ESL Students

Reading Websites for Elementary Students

IXL Reading and Math Activities/Lessons

Cool Math 4 Kids 

Exceptional Student Education Parent Survey

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) conducts a survey designed to provide FDOE and the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), with information on how well Florida’s schools are partnering with parents and promoting parent involvement in their child's education. The survey is open to all parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) receiving ESE services from preschool age through grade 12 and is not intended for parents of students receiving only gifted services through an educational plan (EP). All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Florida uses the instruments developed by the National Center for Special Education and Accountability Measures (NCSEAM). The survey is available from February 1, through to May 31 of each year.

2016-2017 ESE Parent Survey Results

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