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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.

ESE Parent Advisory Council

2014 ESE Parent Survey

The annual Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey is available for parents of ESE students to rate how the district is doing in several key areas. The survey is part of the State Performance Plan which is monitored annually and reported via Local Education Agency/District profiles. 

Schools will soon be receiving surveys for students included in last year’s pupil count. These surveys are sealed in envelopes bearing the students’ name and include self-addressed, stamped envelopes for mailing them directly back to the State.  This process is different for us this year since we are included in the 1/3 of districts receiving paper-and-pencil surveys, as the State endeavors to determine whether paper-and-pencil versus online surveys obtain the best parent participation.

English, Spanish and Haitian Creole instructions and survey questions are provided. The survey is open through May 31, 2014.  If you have a child with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) who has not brought home a paper-and-pencil survey by early March, please complete it online at http://www.esesurvey.com. If you do not have a computer at home, one will be made available at your child’s school.

All responses are anonymous as no individuals are identified to us by the State.  We take the results seriously and hope you will take the time to complete this year’s survey.

 

ESE Parent Calendar

Date: Event: Notes:
4/24

OASIS Peer Support Group, a peer support group for ages 18+ living with a disability. Facilitated by Nikki Torres.

4th Thursday, 10:30am-12pm, Kelly Recreation Complex

404 Imperial Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803

Call 863-413-2722 for further information or email Nikki at Ntorres@cilorlando.org.

4/24

Agency Awareness Meeting for Parents of Students with Disabilities. Many agencies will be available to your inquiries. Hosted by the Lakeland High School Career Experience Program.

6:00 - 8:30 PM, Lakeland Senior High School Cafeteria.

726 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, FL 33801 Please use South 98 entrance across from Lake Bonny Park.

Call Sandy Perlewitz at 863-499-2900, ext 2920 for further information.

Agency Awareness Flyer

5/1

Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council general meeting

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Polk County Emergency Management Center

1890 Jim Keene Blvd., Room FR05, Winter Haven, 33880

Contact Lisa Miller, 863-698-6240, or Laura Taft, 863-647-4258 for further information.

5/6

PEACE (Parental Education & Encouragement for Autism in Children Everywhere) Support Group, Facilitated by Nikki Torres.

1st Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8 PM, Family Fundamentals, Lakeland

2nd Floor, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland

Call 863-413-2722 for further information or email Nikki at Nikki73170@aol.com.

5/8

Family Care Council presents Kathie Snow, author of Disability is Natural presents Disability is Natural and Other Revolutionary Common Sense. Download flyer

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM morning session, or 5:00 - 8:30 PM evening session, at the Jim Miles Professional Development Center, Lakeland

Registration is requested. Call/Text 863-698-6240 or email lisa.miller@polk-fl.net

5204 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland (across from Highland City Publix between Wallace and Lake Hancock Roads)

For further information, contact Laura Taft at 863-647-4258 or email her at laura.taft@polk-fl.net.

5/13

Parents of Students with Disabilities Parent Support Group, Facilitated by Cheryl Marino, LCSW

Parents and Guardians of Students with Disabilities are invited to attend.

2nd Tuesday of the month, 11:00 AM or 6:00 PM

630 Pope Avenue Winter Haven, FL 33811

Registration is not required but an email confirmation of your interest would be appreciated! Call 863-578-5501, or email Cheryl at Cheryl.Marino@polk-fl.net

5/14

Family Care Council (FCC) Central Region – Serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. FCC works to promote and support families of children with disabilities as well as adults and self-advocates. Facilitated by Manny Champavannarath

2ndnd Wednesday, 10AM to 11:30AM, Kelly Recreation Complex

404 Imperial Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803

Manyvone.Champavannarath@APDcares.org

5/22

OASIS Peer Support Group, a peer support group for ages 18+ living with a disability. Facilitated by Nikki Torres.

4th Thursday, 10:30am-12pm, Kelly Recreation Complex.

404 Imperial Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803

Call 863-413-2722 for further information or email Nikki at Ntorres@cilorlando.org.

6/3

PEACE (Parental Education & Encouragement for Autism in Children Everywhere) Support Group, Facilitated by Nikki Torres.

1st Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8 PM, Family Fundamentals, Lakeland

2nd Floor, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland

Call 863-413-2722 for further information or email Nikki at Nikki73170@aol.com.

6/11

Family Care Council (FCC) Central Region – Serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. FCC works to promote and support families of children with disabilities as well as adults and self-advocates. Facilitated by Manny Champavannarath

2ndnd Wednesday, 10AM to 11:30AM, Kelly Recreation Complex.

404 Imperial Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803

Manyvone.Champavannarath@APDcares.org

6/26

OASIS Peer Support Group, a peer support group for ages 18+ living with a disability. Facilitated by Nikki Torres.

4th Thursday, 10:30am-12pm, Kelly Recreation Complex.

404 Imperial Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803

Call 863-413-2722 for further information or email Nikki at Ntorres@cilorlando.org.