FDLRS is a network of state and federally-funded centers throughout Florida. Support services are provided to exceptional student educators, children, parents, and community agencies. FDLRS Gulfcoast assists any stakeholder interested in the educational needs of exceptional children in Hernando, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. FDLRS consists of four departments: Child Find, Human Resource Development, Parent Services, and Technology.
Child Find provides assistance in the location, identification and initiation of appropriate education or other needed services to all children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who are not enrolled in public school. Primary emphasis is on children 3 through 5 years of age. Phone: 727-793-2731.
Human Resource Development identifies and helps meet individual personnel development needs within the service region; provides information about training, resources, and promising practices that respond to personnel development needs; provides multi-level training designed to meet the specific needs of individual school districts served; assists in the development and delivery of educational services to support the initiatives of the Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services as required in the FDLRS grant and makes available information, training, equipment, and other resources that support the attainment of state and school district goals. Phone: 727-793-2723.
assists families who have children with disabilities to develop effective partnerships with member districts that allow for shared responsibility for improving the education of all children and youth. Phone
: 727-793-2723. For more information, go to FDLRS Gulfcoast Parent Services Wikispace
Technology provides assistance and support in the appropriate use of assistive, instruction and communications technologies for professional staff and families, as well as children and youth who are exceptional and/or have special or unique needs. Phone: 727-793-2723.