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Welcome

Schools are to ensure that students with disabilities are provided access to all school functions, including but not limited to pep rallies, assemblies, dances, field trips and grade level meetings, as well as classroom extracurricular activities including but not limited to class activities, field trips, etc. Equal access to information about such activities is required by Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If a school has daily announcements, all activities announced shall be published in the daily announcement. Principals will designate a staff member at their school site to oversee publishing all activities in the daily announcement and to provide a written copy of the daily announcements to teachers of students with disabilities to send home on a daily basis. If any activity is not placed in the daily announcements, written notification of that activity will be provided to teachers of students with disabilities to send home on a daily basis.

To go to the FDLRS Parent Services page, click here.

Parent Survey

Florida's 2014-15 ESE Parent Survey has Started

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child's school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child's education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The survey is open until May 31, and can be completed by going to www.esesurvey.com or you may request a paper survey from your child's school. You may access the survey by scanning the QR code in this article. You may click this link for a flyer.

Make your voice heard!

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball is Hosting an Autism Speaks Event

The Tampa Bay Rays is hosting this event at Tropicana Field on Saturday, June 13th, when they play the Chicago White Sox. Discounted tickets can be purchased online. The deadline is June 11th. Please click this link for the flyer with complete details.

Florida Department of Education Announces New FloridaStudents.org Website

The Florida Department of Education has created a new website entitled, FloridaStudents.org which provides Florida Standards aligned student tutorials and resources for grades K-12 in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Civics. Additional tutorials are being added.

Step Ahead Youth Transition Open House

The Center for Independent Living is hosting a Step Ahead Youth Transition Open House on Wednesday, May 27th, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Family Fundamentals, 1021 Lakeland Hill Blvd. in Lakeland, 33805. Please RSVP to Nikki Torres by clicking this email link or by calling 863-413-2722, extension 203. This event is for parents, guardians, friends and supporters of young people between the ages of 17 and 25. See this flyer for additional details.

Growing into the Workforce

The Central Florida Autism Institute and Just Cares Inc. present Steve Nyilas with The Grow Group as he discusses preparing the student with disabilities for the workforce. Through working with the workforce, The Grow Group can assist in beginning the process of employment and aid in what can be done at home to make the process less complicated. The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10:15 AM until noon at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 145 East Edgewood Drive, in Lakeland. Click here for the flyer.

Summer Camp for Children with ASD, Ages 6 – 14

On June 8 – 12 and August 3-7 a summer day camp will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church on 145 East Edgewood Drive. Ages 6 -10 will meet in the morning while ages 11-14 will be in the afternoon. There are qualifications and fees as well as contact information on this flyer.

Sensory Friendly Movies

Polk County, Florida has its first Sensory Friendly Movie Theatre! The Cobb Theatre is launching several movies in the upcoming months. The auditoriums are made to be more comfortable with brighter lights and the sound level turned down. The audience is encouraged to be themselves and interact with the movie. Dance, sing & enjoy the show!!!

The movies will show at 10:00AM on select days. Here is a list of the movies and dates:



Tommorowland - Saturday, May 30th
Inside Out - Saturday, June 27th
Minions - Saturday, July 18th

 

We hope that you will take this opportunity to enjoy the movies with your family member or friend with autism!

For more information, please visit http://www.cobbtheatres.com/lakeside18.aspx.

 

ESE Parent Advisory Council

Information coming soon.

ESE Parent Calendar

Date: Event: Notes:
5/22

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/1 JUST SPORTS Tennis with Isaac and Gerald Galindo (Galindo Tennis International Academy)
1st and 3rd Monday's from
7 - 8 pm at:
Kelly Recreation
404 Imperial Blvd
Lakeland‎
(863) 834-3284
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/2 JUST MARTIAL ARTS at:
Just Dance
Downstairs entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863) 940-4701
1st Tuesday of every month
And
3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/6

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/8 JUST MOVING Ballroom/Dance
Classes are the 2nd and 4th Monday's from 7 - 8 PM at:
Just Dance
Downstairs Entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863)940-4701
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/10 YOGA
2nd and 4th Wednesday's 11:30-12:30
with Michelle Pugh at:
Unity in the Grove Church
6230 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland
(863) 559-5529
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/12

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/13

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/15 JUST SPORTS Tennis with Isaac and Gerald Galindo (Galindo Tennis International Academy)
1st and 3rd Monday's from
7 - 8 pm at:
Kelly Recreation
404 Imperial Blvd
Lakeland‎
(863) 834-3284
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/19 JUST MARTIAL ARTS at:
Just Dance
Downstairs entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863) 940-4701
1st Tuesday of every month
And
3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/20

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/22 JUST MOVING Ballroom/Dance
Classes are the 2nd and 4th Monday's from 7 - 8 PM at:
Just Dance
Downstairs Entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863)940-4701
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/24

Applications are due for the Deliver the Dream family retreat for families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

There are several other upcoming retreats which run through November. The same application covers all camps.

Click here for the application.
6/24 YOGA
2nd and 4th Wednesday's 11:30-12:30
with Michelle Pugh at:
Unity in the Grove Church
6230 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland
(863) 559-5529
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/26

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
6/27

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/4

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/6 JUST SPORTS Tennis with Isaac and Gerald Galindo (Galindo Tennis International Academy)
1st and 3rd Monday's from
7 - 8 pm at:
Kelly Recreation
404 Imperial Blvd
Lakeland‎
(863) 834-3284
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/7 JUST MARTIAL ARTS at:
Just Dance
Downstairs entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863) 940-4701
1st Tuesday of every month
And
3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/8 YOGA
2nd and 4th Wednesday's 11:30-12:30
with Michelle Pugh at:
Unity in the Grove Church
6230 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland
(863) 559-5529
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/10

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/11

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/13 JUST MOVING Ballroom/Dance
Classes are the 2nd and 4th Monday's from 7 - 8 PM at:
Just Dance
Downstairs Entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863)940-4701
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/17 JUST MARTIAL ARTS at:
Just Dance
Downstairs entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863) 940-4701
1st Tuesday of every month
And
3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/18

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/20 JUST SPORTS Tennis with Isaac and Gerald Galindo (Galindo Tennis International Academy)
1st and 3rd Monday's from
7 - 8 pm at:
Kelly Recreation
404 Imperial Blvd
Lakeland‎
(863) 834-3284
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/22 YOGA
2nd and 4th Wednesday's 11:30-12:30
with Michelle Pugh at:
Unity in the Grove Church
6230 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland
(863) 559-5529
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/24

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/25

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
7/27 JUST MOVING Ballroom/Dance
Classes are the 2nd and 4th Monday's from 7 - 8 PM at:
Just Dance
Downstairs Entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863)940-4701
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/1

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/3 JUST SPORTS Tennis with Isaac and Gerald Galindo (Galindo Tennis International Academy)
1st and 3rd Monday's from
7 - 8 pm at:
Kelly Recreation
404 Imperial Blvd
Lakeland‎
(863) 834-3284
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/4 JUST MARTIAL ARTS at:
Just Dance
Downstairs entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863) 940-4701
1st Tuesday of every month
And
3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/8

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/10 JUST MOVING Ballroom/Dance
Classes are the 2nd and 4th Monday's from 7 - 8 PM at:
Just Dance
Downstairs Entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863)940-4701
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/12 YOGA
2nd and 4th Wednesday's 11:30-12:30
with Michelle Pugh at:
Unity in the Grove Church
6230 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland
(863) 559-5529
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/14

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/15

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/21 JUST MARTIAL ARTS at:
Just Dance
Downstairs entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863) 940-4701
1st Tuesday of every month
And
3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/22

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/24 JUST MOVING Ballroom/Dance
Classes are the 2nd and 4th Monday's from 7 - 8 PM at:
Just Dance
Downstairs Entrance
308 E Lemon St
Lakeland
(863)940-4701
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/26 YOGA
2nd and 4th Wednesday's 11:30-12:30
with Michelle Pugh at:
Unity in the Grove Church
6230 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland
(863) 559-5529
Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/26

Basketball at Kelly Recreation Center, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland

(863) 834-3284

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges
8/29

BOWLING
Noah's Ark of Central Florida
Saturday's 12-2:30 at
AMF Bowling
4111 S Florida Ave, Lakeland
(863) 646-5791

or

Sunshine Community Of Florida
Saturdays 12-2:30 pm at:
Orange Bowl Lanes
4318 US Highway N98 Lakeland
(863) 440-3845

Available for people with intellectual/physical challenges