Serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa 


FDLRS Emerald Coast is one of nineteen FDLRS centers in the state of Florida.  Our project provides data-driven diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services for parents and educators in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties  focused on improving outcomes for exceptional and gifted education students. For more information about upcoming training opportunities, check your school district’s electronic registration system, and on the Parent and Development pages on this site.  While most trainings are customized to a specific audience, any trainings that are “open” for anyone to attend will be posted on those pages. 

FDLRS Child Find specialists provide free developmental, speech, language, hearing, and vision screenings for non-public school children potentially in need of specialized educational services. For more information about screenings and services, click on Child Find link in the main menu.

In August 2015, Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) facilitators were co-located at FDLRS centers. The FIN facilitator based at Emerald Coast primarily works in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties to develop inclusive educational opportunities for exceptional education students. This includes assisting districts with Flexible Scheduling, Best Practices in Education (BPIE) instrument, and Peers as Partners in Education (PEER), in addition to professional development offered in partnership with FDLRS and SEDNET.

SEDNET Region 1 is a separate FDOE discretionary project, managed by Georganna Gordon.  SEDNET Region 1 is co-located with FDLRS/FIN Emerald Coast in Escambia County, and serves Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties.  

For more information, please click on the link to our center brochure below.


We appreciate our partnerships with projects, districts, agencies, and with you as we all work together on behalf of all our children!

We look forward to serving you!