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.

For more information on Parent services in your area, contact your local FDLRS Associate CenterSelect your school district under the Find A Center menu on the left side of the screen or by selecting the name of your FDLRS Associate Center in the Local Service menu.

Parent Webinars

 Join the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:00PM - 6:00PM EST for an opportunity to participate in a series of webinars geared to build capacity on an array of employment related topics. The webinars are a tool used to share information and resources for self-advocates, family members, and other community partners to make informed choices and decisions about services, supports, policies, and best practices to ensure their requests and service provisions are based on individual goals and outcomes.
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities 2016 Employment Webinar Series

2016 Webinar Schedule

August 17, 2016
Self-Advocates' Success Story in the Workplace

September 21, 2016
Leverage Challenges to Create Self-Employment

October, 2016
National Disability Employment Awareness Month Events

November - December, 2016
No Webinars (Holiday Festivities)

View the Webinar Archive

 Sampling of Services offered by Parent Services:

Active Parenting
Coordination/Support for Local Parent Conferences/Events
Creating Family Friendly Schools
Facilitated IEPs
Parental Involvement in Education
Resource for Parent Access to LRP Publications
Support to Parent Liaisons
Technical Assistance
Variety of Workshops for Parent Groups and Conference
Parent Webinars


FDLRS Administration Contact:

Sallie Payne
FDLRS Administration Project

Phone: (386) 312-2265
E-mail: paynes@nefec.org 
Website:  http://www.fdlrs.org
Statewide Parent Contact:

Aimee Kowalczyk
Bureau Liaison
Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Exceptional Student Education
and Student Services
Phone: (850) 245-0478
E-mail: aimee.kowalczyk@fldoe.org





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