• Exceptional Student Education (ESE) in Florida refers to students with a disability such as Specific Learning Disability, Emotional/Behavior Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Other Health Impaired, and more. These eligibilities are determined based on psycho-educational evaluations and/or medical diagnosis.

    We provide services, accommodations, and/or strategies to help these students progress in school. The services may be in the form of an ESE class, inclusion, or strategies in place in the General Education classroom for support.

    Norcrest Elementary also has a specialized Preschool Program for ages 3-5 that qualify as Developmentally Delayed in Florida. Our intensive Preschool program is for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call CHILD FIND at 754-321-2204.

    Finally, Norcrest Elementary proudly hosts an intensive program for children in grades Kindergarten-Fifth having Autism Spectrum Disorder. Renee Abikoff is our Autism Coach.

    You can also access information on the district website Broward County Public Schools.  Go to Departments and scroll down to Exceptional Student Education and Support Services.  There you can find a parent guide to ESE, newsletters, McKay Scholarship information, and much more.

    I will post parent workshops and information on our website as it is disseminated. Please check back periodically.

    If you have any questions, please call the Norcrest Elementary ESE Specialist, Kathi Kusmich at 754-322-7250

    We would like to inform parents about CHILD FIND. Child Find offers information and FREE Screening for children (birth-5 years) who may have difficulty learning, speaking, playing, walking, seeing, and hearing. Please call 754-321-2204 to schedule a screening.