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Welcome to the Exceptional Student Education/Student Services (ESE/SS) Parent University resources webpage.

Academic Supports​

Parent Guide

A Parent's Introdu​ction to Exceptional Student Education in Florida
OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence)
Autism Navigator

Autism Society of America
As the first national autism organization, the Autism Society’s strong foundation is based around its local affiliates. Fueled by passion and the desire to support all touched by autism, the Autism Society’s Affiliate Network has grown throughout the years but still holds true to the belief that the best source of information and support comes at the grassroots level.
Through the exchange of resources, problem-solving ideas, understanding personal struggles, celebrating individual successes and sharing “lessons learned”, affiliates can make your journey with autism a little bit easier. Most affiliates are volunteer-led by groups of parents, professionals and community leaders. We have affiliates in nearly every state reaching out to individuals with autism, their families and their communities.

Specific Learning Disabilities
LD Online
College Guide for Students With Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America  
Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

Speech, Language, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, Audiology
Speech Impaired/Language Impaired

Division of Blind Services
Mission Statement: To ensure blind and visually-impaired Floridians have the tools, support and opportunity to achieve success
Vision Statement: In partnership with others, create a barrier free environment in the lives of Floridians with visual disabilities.

Center for the Visually Impaired
The Center for the Visually Impaired is a non-profit agency dedicated to serving blind and visually impaired individuals.
Our goal is to enhance the lives and opportunities of our clients through job training, and employment, Independent Living, Technology training and children’s services as well as a multitude of community services. To ensure that blind and visually impaired individuals lead successful lives in their workplace, at home, and in their community, the Center for the Visually Impaired’s long term commitment to our mission has been in place since 1988.

Deaf Services Center Association
DSCA is a unique not-for-profit agency in Florida; established to advocate and support consistent services for Florida’s deaf and hard of hearing citizens.  Deaf and hard of hearing populations are assisted individually by local agencies, a list of these agencies are listed here on our website.  Local agencies each offer a wide range of services which may include advocacy, free distribution of specialized telephone equipment (Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.), American Sign Language interpreting services, sign language classes, client assistance, educational workshops/outreach presentations, and so much more.  Contact your local agency to find what services are available in your area.

FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative

The FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative serves the entire state of Florida providing training and consultation services to the families and educational teams of Florida’s children and young adults (ages 0-22)
with concurrent hearing loss and vision loss.

Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities-  Resources and Supports​



VCS Outlook Web Access
VCS Staff Applications