Parent Services

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FDLRS Parent 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 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 services in your area, contact FDLRS Miccosukee Parent Services Specialist, Mary Petrandis at or (850)561-6548.


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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 Mary Petrandis at or (850)561-6548 to discover how you can gain access to this valuable resource.