Everyone Learns at Tamarac

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.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Special Program (Self-Contained(Cluster))

    Tamarac Elementary has two Primary and 1 Intermediate ASD Self-Contained Classrooms

    • Autism Coach: Debbie Darby
    • ASD Cluster Primary Teacher: Debra Landers
    • ASD Cluster Primary Teacher:  Elise Bradshaw
    • ASD Cluster Intermediate Teacher: Stagenda Sydney

  • ESE Preschool Program

    ESE Preschool Overview

    A preschool child qualifies for the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program if he/she has a speech-language, sensory, physical, cognitive, or social-emotional delay, which meets the criteria for enrollment established by the State Board of Education Rule

    The Broward County Public Schools have Preschool ESE programs for children (ages 3-5 years) with the following exceptionalities:

    • Autism Spectrum
    • DisorderDeaf/ Hard of Hearing
    • Developmentally Delayed
    • Dual Sensory Impaired
    • Orthopedically Impaired
    • Other Health Impaired
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech Impaired
    • Language Impaired
    • Traumatic Brain Injured
    • Visually Impaired

    Once a preschool-aged child is found eligible for Exceptional Student Education, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting is held.  The IEP team will determine where the student is currently functioning and what the child’s needs are.  Next, the IEP team will determine which services the child requires and which Preschool ESE program will best suit his/her needs.  The county offers several different programs based on the needs of each individual child.