DID YOU KNOW?
Your public school district is obligated to give free screening tests to your child to determine the need for further formal testing for suspected disabilities. Click here for Free, confidential screenings for suspected disabilities
John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities provides an opportunity for students with disabilities who were enrolled in public school to transfer to either another public school of their choice or an eligible private school if they are dissatisfied with the services they are receiving.
You can call: 1-800-447-1636 or click on this link for more information on this opportunity: Florida School Choice Information.
You may also call the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children at 202-408-3338 for a good quality school in your area to service specific disabilities.
PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY at no charge for up to six months is being offered by the Florida Elks Children's Therapy Service, Inc. (FECTS). Call them at 1-800-523-1673.
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is one of best contacts that give full support to parents to guide them in testing and explaining choices.
Remember to Not make decisions under pressure for placement services or deciding to give your child medication. You have the complete right to "think about it". You can just let them know that "you will think about it" if you are directed to make a decision, then get advice from a variety of people before making your decision.