Special Ed Connection

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Do you have a child with a disability of school age in Florida?

Learn where to find resources to help your child benefit from special education services at the Special Ed Connection®

These resources include:

  • A better understanding of special education topics.
  • A way to be more actively involved in meeting the special education needs of your student.
  • Smart Starts, a quick way to gain a better understanding of almost 450 special education topics, federal regulations, case law, assistive technology, and how the special education law applies to your family member.
  • Special Ed Online Dictionary, which contains straightforward, easily understood definitions of more than 1,400 widely used terms.
  • News and Updates, which can help you stay current on the latest news and developments in the special education community.
  • Special Ed Round-Ups, an easy way to quickly access the latest news on hundreds of special education issues from autism to bullying to post-secondary transition and more.

The Florida Department of Education is proud to provide access to the Special Ed Connection® at no cost to families of students with disabilities. To find out how you can gain access to this valuable resource visit the    web at: http://www.fdlrs.org/images/pdf/parentservices/LRP_Parent_Contacts.pdf or call 

Lyn Harris, FDLRS Emerald Coast Center Coordinator, at (850) 469-5423.

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