Parent and Family Services

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FDLRS Parent and Family Services provides information, training, and support to districts and families, in order to promote effective parent participation in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special needs.

Parent and Family Services include assistance in the development of family-friendly programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities, and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement.

For more information on Parent and Family services in your area, contact FDLRS Miccosukee Parent and Family Services Specialists, Janie Register and Lynne Smith at or (850) 561-6545.

The 2023-2024 ESE Parent Survey is open beginning March 1, 2024, and will close on June 30, 2024. The survey can be completed on the web or mobile phone by visiting 

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Do you have a child with a disability of school age in Florida? The Florida Department of Education is proud to provide access to the Special Ed Connection® at no cost to families of students with disabilities. 

Special Ed Connection® is a web-based resource that parents can use to gain an understanding of what special education is and how it works, as their child enters, progresses through and exits the world of special education requirements. From legal rights to practical application and from student referrals to IEPs, Special Ed Connection® explains specific procedures and provides real-world application strategies so parents can learn the complexities surrounding special education supports and services. 

Contact Lynne Smith at or (850)561-6545 to discover how you can gain access to this valuable resource.