Everyone Learns at Norcrest

Elementary students together with a downs syndrome student
  • Broward County Public Schools serve over 32,000 students with disabilities and offers a free and appropriate public education for all students. Services and programs are available to meet the individual needs of students eligible for special education and related services, ages 3 through 22. Eligible students are provided supports and/or services as per their Individual Education Plan (IEP) that are based on each child’s unique needs. Learn more by visiting Exceptional Student Learning Support on browardschools.com.

  • Welcome to Exceptional Student Learning and Support (ESLS) at Norcrest Elementary. 

    Our ESLS department is here to provide assistance to children with disabilities in school. We provide services for those with Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional/Behavior Disorders, Speech and/or Language Impairments, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Intellectual Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, and several more. We have a psychologist that serves our school and does the majority of the evaluations, along with qualified providers such as Speech/Language Pathologists.

    Norcrest Elementary also has a special program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide the necessary interventions, accommodations, visuals, and sensory input in order to help our students learn to their potential. We have a certified Autism coach that provides assistance to students, teachers, and parents as needed. Our Autism Coach is Taylor Henry. 

    Finally, Norcrest houses a Preschool program for children who have been evaluated and qualify under developmentally delayed or a specific disability. This program is for children ages three to five years old. If you have concerns with your child, you can contact Child Find at 754-321-7200.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Exceptional Student Education Specialist, Katherine Kusmich @ 754-322-7250