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FDLRS Welcome Parent Services districts in development of partnerships between families and professionals which allow for shared responsibility for improving the education of children and youth who are exceptional and/or have special or unique needs.

It's Parent Survey Season!

Parent Survey - English

Encuesta ESE - Espanol



FREE, Online Training:

Teaching the Behaviors you Want:  Autism Distance Education Parent Training -- This is a fantastic set of modules on behavior management, created by the University of California, Davis.  It presents many,  many useful strategies that will be effective with all children -- not just children with autism.

Online Training on a Variety of Issues Related to Parenting a Child with Disabilities (en español también):

Autism Internet Modules:  You'll need to create an account and sign in to access these free, really relevant modules

Want some help understanding the world of Special Education?  Need a dictionary for all of those Special Education terms and acronyms?  Access to important updates?  Click here, and your FDLRS Center will get you connected to a all of those resources in one easy place, right from your couch!  Special Ed Connection HOOK ME UP!!


NEW!!!  Parent Website:

Announcing the NEW FDLRS/BEESS Website for Parents!!


Other Resources

Comprehensive community resource directory created and maintained through Florida's Agency for Persons with Disabilities:


Head lice?  Don't panic!!:

 Facing Head Lice: A Guide For Families

  • A simple step-by-step guide for parents and caregivers, including information about treating and removing head lice from the home 
    [English] [Spanish]


Strategies & Advice for Helping Your Child with Learning & Attention Issues:


Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development

Reading and Math

Getting Involved with Your Child's School

Pre-K / Early Childhood

Web Links

Disability Information

Tips for all Subjects: Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies

  • The Brain Connection - Fun online games to help build memory and excersize the brain, preschool-grade 2
  • Cool Math - An amusement park of math and more
  • Fact Monster - Online homework help and more
  • Figure This! - Math challenges for families of middle school children
  • First School - Preschool activities and crafts, alphabet and theme worksheets and ideas
  • Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) - Interventions for struggling readers, grades K-3
  • Get Ready to Read! - Resources to help your preschooler get ready to learn to read
  • Internet4Classrooms - Sites to help parents help their children. Something for every grade level
  • Just Read Families! - Department of Education recommended websites for children ages 2-17
  • Kaboose - Math games for kids ages 6 and up
  • - Tons of cool, approved website links for science and math
  • Math and Science - FL DOE Office of Math and Science website with resources for students and teachers. Includes calendar of events and many links to additional resources.
  • Math Cats - Promotes open-ended and playful explorations of important math concepts
  • Math is Fun! - Math activities and tips for students
  • National Geographic for Kids - Online magazine for students
  • Primary - Free, engaging online games in every content area for Pre-K -4th grade
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Tips and activitiy ideas to help you motivate your kids to read
  • Reading Rockets - Offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to "Launch young readers" and teach those who struggle with reading
  • Schwab Learning - A parent guide to helping children with learning difficulties
  • - Engaging reading activities and decodable text for beginning readers
  • Time for Kids - Time Magazine for children: homework help, current events and more
  • Varsity Tutors Practice Tests - Look through this HUGE list of subjects for practice tests to improve your child's skills and confidence!

Parenting and Family Life

FDLRS/NEFEC does not advocate for or endorse any commercial products or services connected to these web links.

High School Transition / Adolescence to Adulthood

  • - Florida's official online student advising system to help students make informed choices about their education
  • FYI Transition - Where will you work? Where will you live? Who will help you? Website principally for parents and students to teach them about transition and employment
  • Office of Student Financial Assistance - Florida Department of Education information on financial aid
  • Youth Transition Initiative - HSC Foundation assists young people with disabilities and chronic illness in to move from school to adulthood to the world of work
  • Transition to Adulthood- Resources from  the U.S. Dept. of Education and Office of Special Education Programming for assisting students wtih disabilities and their families in making the transition from student to adult.