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    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 Education 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).

    Update on Alertus System: The district is working diligently toward completion of the Alertus system at the Deaf/Hard-of Hearing (DHH) cluster locations. The request for this safety feature was initially scheduled to be in place as early as October 2022; however, the progress of the project was stalled due to unforeseen resignations of district staff overseeing the project.  The district reengaged with the vendor and documentation for purchasing was received on November 11, 2022 and submitted to the legal department on November 14, 2022.  Once the district has approval from our Legal Department, we should be able to move quickly with updating the board documents in preparation for the December Board meeting.  

    Resources for Caregivers

    The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) 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.

    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.

    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

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Contact Information

  • Exceptional Student Education 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

    Latonia T. Green

    ESE Executive Director

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