FLORIDA DIAGNOSTIC & LEARNING RESOURCES SYSTEM
FDLRS FOUR FUNCTIONS
Child Find: FDLRS Child Find in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services. Child Find services help to promote general public awareness of programs and services available for young children who have or are at risk of developing disabilities. Service coordination for diagnostic screening, placement, training, and support is also provided.
Parent Services: FDLRS Parent Services provides information, training, and support to districts and families, in order to promote effective parent participation in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special needs. Parent Services include assistance in the development of family-friendly programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities, and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement.
Human Resource Development: FDLRS Human Resources Development (HRD) personnel provide professional learning opportunities to educators focused on refining teacher practice and increasing student achievement. Professional learning events are aligned to Florida's Professional Development Protocol Evaluation. FDLRS HRD Specialists support educators in their study of effective learning and teaching practices by providing needs assessments, content and or skill-based workshops, facilitating local learning communities, implementation/ coaching sessions and provide follow-up support. The professional learning activities are offered in face-to-face and virtual settings as well as at a variety of training levels including awareness, in-depth, skill development and implementation.
Technology: FDLRS provides assistance and support in the appropriate use of a variety of technologies for students, teachers, professional staff, and parents. Support services are available in the areas of assistive technology, instructional technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), AIM/NIMAS Florida services, and virtual/online instruction. In addition to Technology Specialist at all 19 local FDLRS Associate Centers, statewide services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (RMTC) and statewide services for students who are blind or visually impaired (FIMC-VI) are offered by FDLRS.
FDLRS Administration Project
3841 Reid Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 312-2265
Fax: (386) 329-3835
|Program Administrator||Mary Ann Ahearn|
|Dr. Tracy Umpenhour|
|Virtual Learning Coordinators||Sara Gaines|
|Support Personnel||Wendy Beasley|
Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Phone: (850) 245-0475
|Bureau Liaison||April Katine|