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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 petrandism@leonschools.net or (850)561-6548 to discover how you can gain access to this valuable resource.