Additional Parent Resources
For resources specific to a special program, click on the Special Programs and Resources link on the left side of this page.
Information & Resources
2019 Exceptional Student Education Resources Flyer Environmental Safety Precautions -
C.A.R.E. Information Sheet | C.A.R.E. Form
A Parent's Introduction to Exceptional Student Education in Florida (PDF) Accommodations and Modifications: What Parents Need to Know BRAVE Kids
Links families of special needs children with community resources
Building the Legacy Center for Parent Information and Resources Documenting, Reporting, and Monitoring the Use of Seclusion and Restraint on Students with Disabilities
Brochure - English l Spanish l Haitian Creole
Questions and Answers - English l Spanish l Haitian Creole
Easing Your Stress: Information for Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, is an informative, user-friendly, evidence-based booklet written for caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities.
English / Spanish
To order online go to: http://www.fddc.org/publications/order-online
Florida Department of Education Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Involvement Website
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules: Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (Vol. I-B), 2014
The Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules: Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (Vol. I-B), also called the Red Book, has been updated for 2014 and is now available on the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) website. https://www.collierschools.com/cms/lib/FL01903251/Centricity/Domain/1337/Graduation_Rate_17-18.pdf
Graduation Rates of Students with Disabilities - Collier Students with Disabilities Among the Highest Graduation Rates in the State of Florida - For more information about the 2017-18 graduation rates, click HERE
2019 Collier LEA Profile
Collier’s LEA profile for 2018 has been posted to the Florida Department of Education website and can be found at http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/data or click here.
How do school districts identify children who are eligible for ESE services? - an explanation of the basic steps in the exceptional education process in Florida.
McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities ProgramEnglish l Spanish l Creole
The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, originally created in 1999, provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend another public school or seek acceptance to a participating private school. Parents may file intent to participate in the McKay Scholarship Program on the www.floridaschoolchoice.org website. If selecting another public school choice within our school district, parents must then submit an application to the Office of Student Relations - www.collierschools.com/collier.
New Digital Resource for Parents and Teachers
The Center for Applied Special Technology and 14 other nonprofits have launched http://www.Understood.org, a new digital resource for parents and teachers of children with learning and attention issues. The Understood community is a place for parents and teachers to access practical advice with tools to help navigate common challenges.
Parent Involvement Modules Parent’s Guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Person First Language Poster - click here Private School Services Procedural Safeguards:
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“Project Lifesaver and CARE” Programs of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office
The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview - provides a brief overview of the development of an IEP. Special Ed Connection
The Florida Department of Education has made available to parents, Special Ed Connection® - a web-based resource that parents can use to gain an understanding of what special education is and how it works, as their child enters, progresses through and exits the world of special education requirements. From legal rights to practical application and from student referrals to IEPs, Special Ed Connection® explains specific procedures and provides real-world application strategies so parents can learn the complexities surrounding special education supports and services.
Special Programs and Procedures (SP&P) ESE Policies and Procedures 2017-2018 through 2019-2020 Florida Standards and Access Points Ten Basic Steps in Special Education Very Special Arts What is Exceptional Student Education for Children with Disabilities? – 2011 - (PDF) English | Creole | Spanish