ESE Upcoming Events


Parents, we want to hear from you!
The FDOE parent survey window has opened

February 1 - May 31, 2020

Each year FDOE collaborates with school districts to gather information on how well they partner with parents of students with disabilities. Parent responses help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. Schools recently received individually labeled envelopes that contain a hard copy of the survey and a postage paid return envelope. These will be given to each student to take home to their parent/guardian. The state also provides an online option for parents to respond to the survey. Visit to complete the survey online.

If you have questions regarding the survey contact Sheila Harlacher, Exceptional Student Education Program Specialist, at (386) 255-6475 ext. 38335 or

Parent Webinar on Accommodations

Parents and guardians are valuable team members for determining effective accommodations. The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System Administration announces a one-hour webinar entitled, “Parent Webinar on Accommodations for Students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Section 504 Plans.” Students with disabilities use accommodations to increase, maintain or improve academic performance. This informational webinar will provide an overview of the four categories of accommodations and descriptions of common examples of each category. This webinar will be on February 25, 2020, and a morning session (10:00 a.m., EST) and an evening session (7:00 p.m., EST) are being offered. To register for the morning session, go to and to register for the evening session, go to For questions, contact Shannon McCosker at


Parent Webinar on Social Tales

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is proud to announce a webinar for parent(s) and guardian(s) to learn more about social tales. Please join us to explore the world of social tales in this 2 part series describing what social stories are and how to utilize them. Social Tales are visual stories that are individualized for students to assist them to understand a variety of behaviors and difficult concepts, like personal space and keeping hands to yourself. These stories can be a single page printed out, multiple pages that create a book and even digital stories. Participants will be introduced to the different forms of Social Tales and the foundational components of well-developed social tales.

Just as a reminder, the first session will focus on what a Social Tale is and when they could be used to address a child's behavior. The second session will dive deeper into developing individualized Social Tales.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Part 1
Time:  10:00- 11:00 AM EST
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Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Part 1 (repeated)
Time:  7:00-8:00 PM EST
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Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Part 2
Time:  10:00- 11:00 AM EST
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Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Part 2 (repeated)
Time:  7:00 - 8:00 PM  EST
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If you have any questions, please contact the FDLRS Administration Project at 386.312.2265.