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FDLRS/Emerald Coast is pleased to provide training and support for parents and educators throughout Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties, focused on improving the student achievement of exceptional and gifted education students. Services are data-driven and focused on improving student achievement. Click on the Training Link above to find current training opportunities for families and for educators, including online opportunities that meet SB1108.


Our Child Find Specialists provide free developmental, speech, language, hearing, and vision screenings for non-public school children potentially in need of specialized educational services. Click the Child Find link to obtain a referral form or to view parent resources. 


Beginning in October 2014, we welcomed the SEDNET Region 1 grant. The SEDNET Specialist works to provide supports and training for families and educators working with children at-risk for behavioral concerns in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. A link to the SEDNET website is found HERE and under Quick Links.

In August 2015, we welcomed the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) Facilitator. The FIN facilitator will primarily work in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties with families and districts to develop inclusive educational opportunities for exceptional education students. This includes assisting districts with Flexible Scheduling and the Best Practices in Education (BPIE) instrument, in addition to many professional development opportunities offered in partnership with FDLRS training staff. A link to the FIN website is found HERE and under Quick Links.


Continuous assessment ensures our services are aligned with local needs. We appreciate our partnership with you as we work together on behalf of all our children.

We look forward to serving you!


The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, 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.