Florida

Learn more about what Florida is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

BEESS COVID-19 Updates

Summary: Florida created a presentation that provides information pertaining to how students with IEPs will continue to be served under distance learning. This presentation discusses the process by which IEP plans should be altered to accommodate for the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health resources for students and families and information on how qualifying students can receive telehealth services from Florida school providers.

Operated by: Florida Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Telehealth

BEESS Virtual Instructional Resources

Summary: Florida created a list of resources and services that may help assist students with disabilities adjust to online learning. These resources cover a variety of subject areas, as well as resources specifically designated for special education.

Operated by: Florida Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning

Exceptional Student Education: Special Topics

Summary: Florida provides links to a variety of resources, webinars and agencies offering a range of information pertaining to distance learning and special education. Resources and webinars cover the means by which students with disabilities may acquire assistive technology and required accommodations during distance learning. Additionally, these resources include federal and state laws guiding educators in providing special education services. 

Operated by: Florida Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning

School-Based Counseling, Health and Related Services in a Remote Learning Environment

Summary: Florida created a presentation discussing how schools plan to provide counseling, health and other related services through the remote learning format. Specifically, it assists educators in providing both physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, recommending adjustments for both virtual health services and trauma induced by COVID-19.

Operated by: Florida Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Mental Health, Telehealt