FDLRS Human Resources Development (HRD) function personnel collaboratively plan and provide information, training, technical assistance/consultation and resources related to effective instructional strategies and models for the education of children and youth who are exceptional and/or have unique needs based on locally assessed needs and established priorities. Because the majority of these children are mainstreamed, FDLRS services are.

HRD services include needs assessments and personnel development with multi-level professional development activities.

Sampling of Services offered by FDLRS PAEC Personnel:

Algebraic Thinking & Mathematics Strategies
Building Professional Learning Communities
Classroom Management
Classroom Observations and Demonstrations
Collaborative/Co-Teaching Model
Differentiated Instruction
Disability Awareness
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom
Facilitated IEP's
Florida Standards & ACCESS Points
Instructional Strategies
Instructional Modalities/ Learning Styles
Least Restrictive Environment
Matrix of Services
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
Quality IEPs
Small Group Planning & Problem Solving Process (SGPPS)
Strategic Instruction Model (SIM)
Technical Assistance
Transition (Middle/Secondary Levels)


Resources for Teachers click on titles to access websites and resources

Resources for Parents

  • ESE Eligibility - The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services supports school districts and others in their efforts to provide exceptional student education programs for students ages 3 – 21 who have disabilities and students who are gifted. Each school district is responsible for providing services to students who are eligible for exceptional student education (ESE) programs.
  • Exceptional Student Education - The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.
  • Discovery Education - Free Resources on a variety of topics
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America - Support and resources for parents of children with learning disabilities
  • US Department of Education - Information for parents of children with special needs
  • Family Network on Disabilities - Variety of information for parents

Resources for Parents and Students