Disability Resources

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Disability Awareness

  • 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.
  • 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. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
  • 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.
  • The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
    Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or technology is designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it is considered AEM.

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).
  • Lesson Planet
    Lesson Planet is the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators. The award-winning search engine enables teachers to easily search more than 350,000+ teacher-reviewed curriculum resources within an online, professional community.
  • 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.

Self-Determination

  • Florida Department of Education (Florida DOE)
    The Florida DOE’s site includes resources for students in middle and high school, and includes information about course requirements and options for financial aid for students pursuing postsecondary education.
  • Department of Education (U.S. DOE)
    Promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Provides homework aids, tips for preparation for the future, and more.
  • Student Involvement in the IEP
    The Virginia Department of Education’s Self-Determination Project
  • Parent Technical Assistance Center
    The Parent Technical Assistance Center Network – “Improving outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.”

Transition

  • 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.
  • Nantional Technical Assistance Center on Transistion (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


Misc.

  • 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.