FDLRS Emerald Coast is pleased to provide data-driven training and support for parents and educators throughout 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. While most trainings are customized to a specific audience, any trainings that are “open” for anyone to attend will be posted under the “Teacher Resources” or “Family Resources” link in the main menu.
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 many professional development opportunities offered in partnership with FDLRS and SEDNET. A link to the FIN website is found under the "Partners" tab.
SEDNET, a separate FDOE discretionary project, is also co-located with FDLRS/FIN. A link to that network's website is also found under the "Partners" tab.
We appreciate our partnerships with projects, districts, agencies, and with you as we all work together on behalf of all our children!