The University of Florida Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (UF MDTP) was established in 1983 through a grant through the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Educational and Student Services (BEESS). It is part of a network of six state-funded, regional FDLRS Multidisciplinary Educational Services Centers in Florida that provide a range of services including diagnostic evaluation and consultation services for children and youth identified as having complex medical, educational, emotional, and/or behavioral problems. UF MDTP also provides consultations, technical assistance, and pre-service and in-service training for parents, teachers, other school and district personnel, and related providers and professionals.
The network of six regional Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Multidisciplinary Education Services Centers across the state are part of a Florida statewide program of comprehensive services for children. The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) also includes 19 Associate Centers that directly serve school districts in the areas of:
- Child Find
- Human Resource Development (HRD)
- Parent Services, and
Additional statewide and regional services support the use of assistive technology, instructional technology, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and AIM/NIMAS Florida services, as well as statewide HRD and FDLRS Administration. For more information and links to resources, please visit the FDLRS website.
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