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- Disability History & Awareness
The first two weeks of October are Disability History and Awareness Weeks! Section 1003.4205, Florida Statutes, entitled Disability History and Awareness Instruction, was signed into law in 2008. It requires school districts to designate the first two weeks of October as Disability History and Awareness Weeks and also promotes providing instruction for students in all public schools to expand student knowledge, understanding, and awareness of individuals with disabilities, disability history, and the disability rights movement.
Learning Disabilities (LD)
- LD Online
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is a time where people pay particular attention to children and adults with learning disabilities. During this month, LD OnLine asks each of you to teach one person something new about learning disabilities.
- The National Center on Learning Disabilities
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
- The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) offers information and connections to the full spectrum of disabilities in children, including developmental delays and rare disorders.
- Reading Rockets
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (October) is a time where people pay special attention to children and adults with learning disabilities. During this month, Reading Rockets asks each of you to teach one person one new thing about learning disabilities. If you find an interesting article or resource here, consider passing it along to a friend, family member, or colleague.
- The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
AEM provides resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).
- NASP Families
NASP has made these handouts publicly available as a public service to provide parents and teachers with up-to-date information and proven, solutions-based strategies for home and classroom applications.
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
- Florida Virtual Campus
The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) is a statewide provider of innovative educational services for Florida’s K-20 community. Working collaboratively with the state’s 12 public universities, 28 public colleges, K-12 school districts, and other partners, FLVC provides services that help students succeed in school and life after graduation.
- Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities
Florida Consortium helps to provide information on inclusive Florida college programs to students with an intellectual disability and their families as well as postsecondary and secondary staff.
- Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is Florida’s customized common placement test. The purpose of the PERT is to determine accurate course placement based on the student’s skills and abilities.
- FYI Transition
This web site can help you and your family plan for these and more questions about your life.
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
- Project 10: Transition Education Network
The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes.
- National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
NTACT hosts “toolkits” of resources on a variety of topics, related to secondary education and services for students with disabilities and the capacity building associated with improving such education and services.
IEP & 504 Plan
- Exceptional Student Education: Parent Information
- IDEA Website
- A Parent and Teacher Guide to Section 504
Links to other resources
- Bright Expectations
Bright Expectations (BE) is Florida’s site dedicated to helping our residents with unique abilities find the support, resources, and inspiration they and their families need to break barriers, defy lowered expectations, and achieve the brightest futures they can imagine.