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Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Services
Please use the link or QR Code to complete the 2024 Exceptional Student Education 2024 Parent Survey. The data from this survey assists the FLDOE Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services in a myriad of ways, and they must receive this feedback as soon as possible, as the survey closes on June 30th. We would greatly appreciate your help and support by completing the 2024 ESE Parent Survey.
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FAMU DRS Core Beliefs for Exceptional Student Education

  • We have high expectations for all students, regardless of disability.
  • All students will have access to the general education curriculum and receive services in the least restrictive environment based on student needs.
  • Students with disabilities have equal access to services and opportunities as students without disabilities.
  • Services provided to students are an investment of their future.
  • Parents are a valuable part of the decision making process.




Renee Jerry

Exceptional Student Education Coordinator

Student Support Services


[email protected]






Procedural Safeguards


Secondary Transition


Division of Vocational Rehab


Center for Disability Access and Resources (CEDAR)


FSU Multidisciplinary Center


Florida Department of Education's Multi-tiered System of Supports






Specific Learning Disability


Language Impairment


Speech Impairments


Response To Intervention





Speech and Language Therapy 
speech and language therapySchool-based Speech Therapy supports the educational program for students who have a disorder in communication involving articulation, language, fluency and/or voice.  Speech and Language Therapists work as members of a multidisciplinary team that serves children school wide in the development of communication and language skills needed for school success.


Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 

occupational therapy and physical therapySchool Occupational and Physical Therapy programs are Related Services under IDEA and are provided when needed to support a student's success in his educational program.  Physical Therapy services address positioning, mobility and access needs of students with disabilities. Occupational Therapy services address needs in the areas of tool use, self-help and work habits.  The appropriateness and extent of these services are determined by the ARD committee and are based on assessment results and student need.  


Transition Services

transition servicesTransition Services focus attention on how each student's educational program can be planned to help the student meet his/her goals for a successful transition to adulthood.  Transition specialists assist in the planning and delivery of transition services for all students with disabilities, beginning at age 14 or younger, to prepare them for transition from school to adult living



counselingCounseling is provided in order to enable students with disabilities to make measurable progress, or receive benefit from their IEPs.  School-based counseling focuses on improving social, emotional and behavioral problems to support progress in the educational process.  It may be provided as a direct service or as an indirect service. Direct services include face to face interactions with the student whereas indirect services are provided through consultation and support to other providers.

Fridays with FDLRS

A Parent Webinar Series

The FDLRS Administration Project and Associate Centers
Network are proud to offer a series of parent webinars to take
place virtually over the 2020-2021 school year.
Please see the flyer below for additional information.