The FDLRS Associate Centers provide an array of instructional support services to exceptional student education programs in school districts statewide. The four central functions of each FDLRS Associate Center are child find, parent services, human resource development, and technology. The 19 FDLRS Associate Centers serve Florida's 67 school districts and collaborate with districts, agency and support personnel, communities, families, and other educational personnel providing support services for educators, parents, school administrators, and students with exceptionalities. Funding also supports implementation of the Professional Development Alternatives (PDA). PDA modules are designed to provide Florida teachers with widely available, easily accessible opportunities to increase their competencies in the area of exceptional student education. Statutory authority for implementing FDLRS Associate Centers is located in Section 1006.03, Florida Statutes.
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B; IDEA Part B, Preschool; and State General Revenue funds.
FDLRS/GATEWAY 5683 US HWY 129 SOUTH, SUITE 1 JASPER FL. 32052 Phone: 386 792-2877 FAX: 386 792-3273 CHILD FIND/ PARENTS 1 800 227-0059 EDUCATORS 1 800 404-0205