- Parents as Partners
- No Parent Left Behind
- Florida Department of Education ESE
- Center for Development and Learning
- Family Network on Disabilities
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
- Center for Parent Information and Resources for Children with Disabilities
- NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness – Family Guide
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the resources that are available within our county for students with disabilities.
The Department of Exceptional Student Education is comprised of the most caring and dedicated people I have had the opportunity of working beside during my 28 years in education. This department includes ESE Program Specialists, Behavioral Analysts, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists that support all our schools, including charter schools and private schools, in multiple capacities. These individuals provide professional development, attend meetings, mentor and model in classrooms the Best Practices in Education.
We are also fortunate to have a group of hard-working, support personnel. Our nurses, interpreters, para professionals, behavioral technicians, and job coaches all work tirelessly to assist our students as needed so every child can have access to the curriculum and graduate with a quality education. As a department, we work collaboratively with the Office of Teaching and Learning, Office of Talent and Development, Office of Assessment and Accountability, Student Services, Florida’s Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, as well as many community agencies to increase student achievement. Through these collaboration efforts, we are proactive with our strategies to enhance student learning and success.
Students are Our Priority Change is Our Reality Collaboration is Our Strategy. It is my pleasure to serve the students, families and employees of St. Lucie County Public Schools. I look forward to working collaboratively with each of you.
Angela Guerin – Program Specialist
Linda Haisley – Clerk
Stephanie Hardison – Occupational Therapist
Marijo Alsip – School Psychologist
Amanda Battaglia – School Psychologist
Cynthia McBride – PreK Behavior Specialist
Emily Siangco – Physical Therapist
Kerri Charlton – Speech/Language Pathologist
Michelle Smith – Speech/Language Pathologist
The Pre-K team aids in transitioning students from the Early Steps program to the school system. It conducts evaluations and staffings with students referred to the school system by Early Steps.
If you feel your child is demonstrating developmental delays, please contact:
Early Steps – (772) 380-9972
Child Find – 772-429-4601 or for more information visit http://www.fdlrsgalaxy.org
Inclusive Education means that students with disabilities are supported in chronologically age-appropriate general education classes in their home schools and receive the specialized instruction delineated by their Individualized Education Plans (IEP) within the context of the core curriculum and general class activities.
The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) provides learning opportunities, consultation information and support to educators, families, and community members resulting in the inclusion of all students. http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com
Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) is an internal assessment instrument to facilitate the analysis, implementation, and improvement of inclusive educational practices at the district, school, and education team levels.
FDLRS provides support services to educators, families of students with exceptionalities. [Visit FDLRS]
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Contact Belinda Corey at 429-4577
- Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures (SP&P)
- ESE Tutorial Videos
- Compliance Self-Assessment
- Scripted Stories to Develop Social-Emotional Skills in Students
- Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students with Disabilities – English
- Procedural Safeguards – Spanish
- Procedural Safeguards – Creole
- Procedural Safeguards – French
- Procedural Safeguards-Portuguese
- Procedural Safeguards for Exceptional Students Who Are Gifted
- Procedural Safeguards for Exceptional Students Who Are Gifted-Spanish