Parent Resources

Florida DOE Sites of Interest

 

Information for Parents and Families

  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology: General Self Help Resource Guide to assist students with disabilities who are not in special education but are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids and services
  • Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System: FDLRS includes twenty Associate Centers that serve from one to nine school districts. These Centers collaborate with districts, agencies, communities and other personnel and educational entities, providing education and support for teachers, parents, therapists, school administrators, and students with exceptionalities throughout the state of Florida. http://fdlrs.com/
  • Project 10: Transition Education Network: Project 10: Transition Education Network is Florida’s statewide discretionary project supporting the secondary transition of youth with disabilities. http://www.project10.info/
  • Disability Rights Florida: Disability Rights Florida is the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. http://www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/
  • Family Network on Disabilities of Florida: This is a statewide network of families and individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens. http://fndfl.org/
  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities: This is the national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. http://nichcy.org/ 
  • Disaster Guide: Developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, the "Disaster Ready" guide can help anyone prepare for a disaster and includes information that is important for people who have disabilities and their families.

Resources on Assistive Technology and Adaptive Art

  • AbleNet, Inc.: Assistive technology and curriculum solutions, including communication aids for nonverbal individuals, access aids for all ages and situations, and special education classroom curriculum and software. www.ablenetinc.com
  • Assistivetech.net: Searchable, national database of assistive technology products. http://assistivetech.net/
  • Dancing Dots: Serves blind musicians and their educators through technology and training. www.dancingdots.com/main/index.htm
  • Described and Captioned Media Program: The program's mission to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. https://dcmp.org/  
  • FAAST (Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology): FAAST provides demonstrations, information, and device loans to help Floridians make informed decisions and select the AT that best meets their needs. www.faast.org/
  • Infinitec: Scroll down to "Adaptive Artists." You'll find resources and equipment for visual artists with physical disabilities. www.infinitec.org/programsservices.htm
  • The Kennedy Center Adaptive Arts Resources: Provides a list of sources for adaptive art supplies and tools for artists and musicians from VSA Arts. www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/adaptive_resources.cfm