• Welcome to Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

    Announcements:

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      Save the Date:  Sharing the Commitment Conference
      Annual Conference for Parents of Students with Disabilities

       

      When: October 21, 2017

      Where: Estero High School - Estero, Florida

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    • Tourette Syndrome (TS) Awareness Month: May 15 – June 15

      TS is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as tic disorders that affect children and adults, causing them to make sudden, involuntary movements and/or sounds called tics, which wax and wane and can change unpredictably. TS commonly co-occurs with a number of other neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disinhibition, processing problems, behavior challenges, anxiety, social skills deficits, handwriting difficulties, learning difficulties and sleep problems. To view the poster for TS Awareness Month, see the attached document. For additional information, go to https://www.tourette.org/ or https://www.tourette.org/resources/overview/tools-for-educators/.

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    • Webinar Series for Parents

      The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is sponsoring a five-part webinar series for parents/guardians to explore the world of Exceptional Student Education. Each webinar will take place on Fridays from 10 – 11 AM EST.  Registration is open at https://goo.gl/QwSZdj.  
      For more information - click here.

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    • McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
      Florida's school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.

      How to file an Intent to Participate in the McKay Scholarship Program?Parents may file intent to participate in the McKay Scholarship Program on the www.floridaschoolchoice.org website by clicking on the McKay Scholarships link and then the link titled "Apply for a McKay Scholarship" located on the quick navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen. If additional assistance is needed, parents may contact the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice at 1-800-447-1636. The state will notify you if your child is eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program.

      What is a parent’s obligation for transferring a student to another public school under the public school option of the McKay Scholarship Program?

      After applying for a McKay Scholarship at www.floridaschoolchoice.org website, parents may file intent to participate in another public school under the public school choice option of the McKay Scholarship Program by going to the CCPS Parental Choice website - www.collierschools.com/parentalchoice.

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    • Graduation Rates of Students with Disabilitites
      Collier Students with Disabilities Among the Highest Graduation Rates in the State of Florida - click here for more information. 

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    • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Advisory: Sharing the Commitment

      Brochures: English | Creole | Spanish

      Advisory Meeting Dates for 2017-2018: September 26, November 28, January 23, March 27, and May 29 
      (Click on the date to access the meeting agenda, posted 2 days prior.  Within 10 calendar days following the meeting, click on the date to access the meeting minutes)

      Time: 4-5:30 PM
      Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administration Center, Room 1-103,  Click here for directions. 

      Person First Language Poster - click here

      For more information visit our Sharing the Commitment Parent Involvement page. 

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    Exceptional Student Education (ESE):

    We hope this information is helpful and informative and will familiarize you with the services and procedures of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) in the Collier County Public Schools. Collier County has over 5,700 students with disabilities. If you do not find the information that you are looking for, please contact us at 239-377-0108.

    Our Vision: 
    To provide services that meet the unique cognitive, social, and emotional needs of students with disabilities, preparing them to succeed in a global society.

    Our Mission: 
    To provide a collaborative, child centered team consisting of Collier County Public School staff members, families, agencies, and other support professionals to lead our students to success.

     

    Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent
    Luis Solano, Associate Superintendent
    Dr. Peggy Aune, Assistant Superintendent
    Karen J. Stelmacki, Executive Director
    Dr. Sheryl Alvies, Director

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