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Welcome to Exceptional Student Education Parent Resources


This is a resource for parents who are just starting their journey through Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and also for those who have been on this journey for a while.   


ESE Parent Connection

The ESE Parent Connection is a series of informational meetings sponsored by Brevard Public Schools. These meetings are open to all parents who have a student in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program. 

For additional information, please contact Lane Anderson, FDLRS at or (386) 255-6475, ext. 52839.


Community Resources Directory for Brevard County 

The ESE Parent Connection is a series of informational meetings sponsored by Brevard Public Schools. These meetings are open to all parents who have a student in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program. 


Special Ed Connection

FLDOE is proud to provide access to special Ed connection to parents of students with disabilities.  Special Ed​ Connection is a web-based resource that parents can use to gain an understanding of what special education is and how it works, as their child enters, progresses through and exits the world of special education requirements.

Some highlights of the many components that will be made available for your use include: Smart Starts, Special Ed Online Dictionary, News and Updates and special Ed Round-Ups. Parents and teachers may sign up for this resource online.  Online Registration for Special Ed Connect Resource

To find out more about this available resource, contact Lane Anderson at


Florida Students Achieve 

Florida Students Achieve is a joint project between the Florida Education Foundation and the Florida Department of EducationHere you will find resources to help you choose the best schools for your children and to understand what things students should be learning. This will help you work with your child’s teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes.  



 FDLRS East is a statewide network which provides support services for exceptional education teachers, regular education teachers with ESE students in their classroom, parents of ESE students, agency personnel, and others who are involved in the education of ESE students. 


UCF- Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

UCF CARD serves children and adults who have Autism, pervasive developmental disorders, autistic-like disabilities, dual sensory impairments, or sensory impairments with other disabling conditions.  Their primary focus is to provide individualized, direct assistance to these individuals and their families. CARD services are designed to build on the capacities of state and local resources, not to duplicate them.   The Center is funded by the Florida Legislature through the Florida Department of Education and all services are free of charge.


Announcements for Parents
7/5/2017 7:50 AM

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) developed the draft state plan (PDF) after reviewing and considering the feedback we received in our initial public input window last summer and over the course of the last year. At the conclusion of this comment window, we will analyze the feedback and revise the draft state plan accordingly before providing to Governor Rick Scott, as required. Finally, by September 18, the deadline set by the federal government, we will submit the state plan to the U.S. Department of Education.

Florida's online survey for public comment is organized by the nine sections of the state plan. First you will enter your name, group represented, organization and county. You can select any or all of the sections and there is a comment box for each section. There is also a comment box for the waiver request document.

Each section of the survey includes a link to the corresponding section of Florida's draft state plan for your convenience. A link to the federal law on which the plan is based can be found at the end of the survey.

This public comment period will be open June 30-July 31, 2017. Thank you for your time and thoughtful input.

10/25/2016 12:49 PM

​Attached are three flyers with different parent opportunities offered by Eastern Florida State College.  The ages range from 6 weeks to elementary school and there are weekend offerings as well as evening sessions for the parents.  The Terrific Toddlers and BabyConnect incorporate play with parents.  For further information please contact 321-433-7668 or visit

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5/10/2016 1:03 PM

​(FIEP) video for parents: This exciting new video (available with English and Spanish subtitles) introduces the facilitated IEP process to parents in order to encourage IEP team resolution.

Please watch the video to learn more about this process and how parents and the IEP team can work together, in the best interest of the child, to resolve concerns or disagreements and move forward.

To view the video, go to:

To ensure that closed captioning is available, the preferred internet browser is Google Chrome or Safari.

1/26/2016 10:42 AM

The Florida Department of Education created to provide K-12 families with practical, easy-to-implement reading activities they can do with their child.  Please find more information on the attached flyer.  Happy Reading!​