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. 

FDLRS Parent Webinars

 The FDLRS Network announced its Spring Parent Webinar Series beginning on March 31, 2017.  A series of five hour-long webinars were conducted to provide parents and guardians with topics related to exceptional student education.  The topics were chosen in response to requests for additional information that was shared on parent surveys.  Recording of each webinar are available below:

May 12, 2017 - Instructional Practices

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities Parent Webinars

In the fall of 2016, the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities provided parents the opportunity to participate in a series of webinars geared toward building capacity on an array of employment related topics. The webinars were meant to be used as a tool to share information and resources for self-advocates, family members, and other community partners. Their focus was to provide parents with resources that would help them 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. Information about the webinar series can be found on this webpage: Florida Center for Inclusive Communities 2016 Employment Webinar Series. In addition, you can View the Webinar Archive.

 A 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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