Broward County Public Schools Supports Autism Awareness
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    Resolution In Support Of Autism Awareness Month - April 2020

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    The Exceptional Student Learning Support (ESLS) Division is currently working remotely.  Your e-mail will be routed to the appropriate ESLS staff member.  We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we move forward as a District.


    Accessing your Child’s Documents (IEP, EP, PSSP)

    Parent(s) or Guardian(s) who have given your school(s) the necessary email and or cell phone will receive an email from EDPlan Connect with a link to access these documents. Should you not receive the email, please contact us via edplanconnect@browardschools.com and provide your child’s name, student number, your email and a cell phone number.

    The Exceptional Student Learning Support (ESLS) Division is working in collaboration with elementary and secondary learning to provide guidance around best practices, ideas, and resources for general education and ESE instructional staff (support facilitators, SLPs, special program teachers, and Pre-K ESE teachers) to schools so they can determine how these staff members can provide services to their students with disabilities Pre-K through transition in this new learning environment.

    Parent Letter Temporary Distance Educational Plan


    In addition, please continue to monitor the BCPS website at www.browardschools.com/coronavirus for updates. 


    For information and resources to support and continue learning, please visit www.browardschools.com/learningnevercloses.

    Being a Sibling is a BIG Deal

    The UF Health Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System-Multidisciplinary Center (FDLRS-MDC) - Jacksonville and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities - Jacksonville is proud to host this family-oriented training series.

    Please follow the registration link to obtain access to these webinars.

    Supporting Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

    Date: June 15, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    Sibling relationships are a vital part in the stability and preservation of the family unit. This presentation will take a look into the challenges a child or teen may face while growing up with a sibling who has a disability. The presenter will review topics such as, ways to talk with siblings about applicable family member diagnoses, guiding siblings through the various emotions they may experience, and creating an environment that fosters and supports the needs of the sibling without a disability.

    Sibling POWER: Get Creative Together

    Date: June 15, 2020
    Time: 5:30pm – 6:00pm EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    Stay connected after Support Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities webinar hosted by Chanel Baldwin, M.Ed., for this fun and easy activity session led by Marlena Jenkins, MS., BCaBA. Sibling participants will collaborate on activities that they can complete with their brother or sister diagnosed with a developmental, intellectual, learning, and/or social emotional disability. Children will need access to a computer and may need supervision from an adult to participate in this session. This session is ideal for children ages 8-13 years old.

    You’re Getting Older Transition Series

    The UF Health Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System-Multidisciplinary Center (FDLRS-MDC) Jacksonville is proud to host two parent and student training sessions.

    Promoting Transition Readiness Skills (while at home)

    Date: May 18, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    Parents and caregivers who have transition age youth (age 14+) and want to help their teens with transition readiness may be interested in this training. This training will provide parents and caregivers with activities they can do at home to promote transition readiness. The activities will focus on the main transition areas that are commonly seen in Transition IEPs: Employment, Postsecondary Education/training, Independent Living, Community Participation, Transportation, Self-Determination, Communication and Social Skills.

    Transition Readiness: Independent Living Skills

    Date: June 3, 2020
    Time: 10:00am – 11:0am EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    This training is for transition age youth (ages 14+) who are learning about important life skills they will need to successfully transition to adulthood. The training will provide a short review of independent living skills, what they are, and how we learn them. Participants will be given a brief self-assessment in the area of independent living to complete during this session. After completing the self-assessment, participants will be able to identify areas of strength, and weaknesses. Participants will have the opportunity set a goal to develop one independent living skill.


    Directions to complete the FDLRS Child Find Referral Form

    1. Click on the form below to download the form to your computer.
    2. Complete the form.
    3. Email the form to esechildfind@browardschools.com

    Child Find Referral Form, Birth-2

     Child Find Referral Form, Ages 3-5

    NOTE:  If you need to contact Child Find, you may do so by sending an email to: esechildfind@browardschools.com.

    Broward ESE Advisory General Meetings 2019-2020

    Broward ESE Advisory Council Virtual Executive Board Meeting
    Date: 6/30/20
    Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    Meeting Hyperlink: click here
    Meeting Call-in Information:
    +1 754-216-1864 United States, Fort Lauderdale (Toll)
    Conference ID: 280 300 431#

    Broward ESE Advisory Council Virtual General Meeting
    Date: 7/2/20
    Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Meeting Hyperlink: click here
    Meeting Call-in Information:
    +1 754-216-1864 United States, Fort Lauderdale (Toll)
    Conference ID: 755 637 288#

    Location: Piper High School. 8000 NW 44th St. Sunrise, FL 33351.
    Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Meets on Wednesdays: 8/21/19, 9/18/19, 11/20/19, 1/22/20, 2/19/20, 3/18/20, and 5/20/20

    Location: Baudhuin Preschool. 7600 SW 36th St. Davie, FL 33328.
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Meets on Wednesdays: 10/16/19 and 4/15/20

    Fifth Annual Family ESE Advisory Resource Fair: Piper High School. Wednesday, 1/15/20 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    Broward County Public Schools serve over 32,000 students with disabilities and offers a free and appropriate public education in compliance with the federally mandated IDEA. A continuum of services and programs are available to meet the individual needs of students eligible for special education and related services, ages 3 through 22. This continuum of services may be provided in a variety of settings, which include general education classrooms, resource rooms, specialized day schools, and hospital homebound. Eligible students are provided supports and/or services as per their Individual Education Plan (IEP) that are based on each child’s unique needs, as related to their present levels of academic achievement and functional performance.

    Exceptional Student Learning Support Division staff provides professional learning opportunities and instructional programming to facilitate high quality instruction for students with disabilities. Supplemental services are provided in collaboration with discretionary projects such as Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System/Florida Inclusion Network and the Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET).




    Use People First Language: Individuals with Disabilities are NOT Defined by their Label

Contact Information

  • Exceptional Student Learning Support Division at Arthur Ashe Campus

    1701 NW 23rd Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-3400

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    Phone: 754-321-3440

    Saemone Hollingsworth

    ESLS Executive Director

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