Navigating Agencies for Students with ASD


Did you know that CARD is only one of many statewide projects designed to support individuals with special needs?  Join us for conversations with some of CARD’s statewide partners.  Learn about who qualifies for their services and what services they can offer.  Bring your questions!

All sessions will be held online via Zoom.

What is FDLRS?

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6-7pm
Presenters: Heather Roy (HRD, Tech specialist), Parent Services (Kristin Radloff), Child Find (Marsha Peacock or Kari Reynolds)
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a discretionary project of the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS). They provide information, training, and support to families in order to promote effective parent participation in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special needs. Services include assistance in the development of family-friendly programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities, and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement. Join us for this information session: What is FDLRS? Who qualifies for services? How can I access services?

What is VR?

Friday, March 1, 2024, 12-1pm
Presenters: Jessie Riddle and Veronica Ebuen
The mission of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence. Their vision is to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees. Join us for the information session: Who can qualify for VR? What does a person have to do to qualify? What services can a person expect?

What is FIN?

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 4-5pm
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 12-1pm
The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) collaborates with all districts, schools, and discretionary projects to provide customized services and supports ensuring all students with disabilities have the same educational, social, and future opportunities as their peers. Join us for this discussion and find out: Who does FIN serve? How does a person qualify for FIN services? What can you expect when working with FIN? Two opportunities to join.

What is Project 10?

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 6-7pm
Presenter: Leigh Hale
The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network, is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. Project 10 serves as the primary conduit between the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), specifically the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), and relevant school district personnel in addressing law and policy, effective practices, and research-based interventions in the area of transition services for youth with disabilities. Join us for a discussion of Project 10 services and eligibility requirements followed by a Q&A with our speaker.

What is SEDNET?

Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 12-1pm
Presenter: Sarah Adams, SEDNET Region 13 Project Manager
The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) creates and facilitates a network of key stakeholders committed to assisting in the provision of a quality system of care for students with or at-risk of emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Join us for this information session: What does SEDNET do? Who qualifies for service and how do they qualify? What can you expect from SEDNET services?


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