Parent Resources

  • LINKS TO HELPFUL WEBSITES
     

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE BROWSER

    This site allows the user to click on a word and then watch a video of the word being signed.

    FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION :: EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SERVICES

    The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

    FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS (ONLINE APPLICATION)

    One application must be filed per household listing all the students that reside in that household. All meals served must meet nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). If a child is determined by a doctor to have a disability that prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make any substitutions prescribed by a doctor at no extra charge. However, schools are not required to make a substitution for a food allergy, unless it meets the definition of a disability.

    M.O.V.E. INTERNATIONAL

    An activity-based program that combines natural body mechanics with an instructional process designed to help people acquire increasing amounts of motoric independence needed for sitting, standing and walking.

    STATE OF FLORIDA :: DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES

    The Florida Division of Blind Services provides services to persons who are blind or have severe visual impairments and to persons who have disabling conditions that make it difficult to read regular print. Persons of all ages living in Florida who are blind or who require alternative reading materials may benefit from this agency's services.


    LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS TO GET INFORMATION OR HELP
     

    • ADVOCACY CENTER FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES - (800)342-0832

    • AGENCY FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES - (352)620-3206

    • PARENTS HELPING PARENTS OF FLORIDA - (352)387-8140

    • SOCIAL SECURITY - (800)342-0832

    • VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION - (352)732-1290