The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a discretionary project of the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS). BEESS directly supports the FLDOE's Guiding Principles and Strategic Initiatives.
Eighteen FDLRS Associate Centers, serving Florida's sixty-seven school districts, provide data-driven instructional and technical support services for the purpose of improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities and for students identified as gifted. FDLRS Emerald Coast serves Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties. The four central functions of each FDLRS Associate Center are:
- Child Find
- Parent Services
- Human Resource Development (HRD)
- and Technology
Centers collaborate with districts, agency and support personnel, communities, families, and other educational personnel providing support services for educators, parents, school administrators, and students with exceptionalities. Funding also supports implementation of the Professional Development Alternatives (PDA). PDA online modules are designed to provide Florida teachers with widely available, easily accessible opportunities to increase skills in the area of exceptional student education. In support of sustaining highly qualified educators, the Statewide Elementary K-6 and the Middle Grades 5-9 Online Content Review Modules are also coordinated through the FDLRS Network.
For more information about upcoming training opportunities, check the CALENDAR feature. PLEASE NOTE: Most trainings are customized for specific audiences and districts. Any applicable restrictions will be noted in the event descriptions.
FDLRS is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through Federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B and State General Revenue funds.
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 see the collaborative brochure at this link:
We appreciate our partnerships with projects, districts, agencies, and with you as we work together on behalf of our children!