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Why Inclusion Is Worth Fighting For – Part 2

As a mom of three incredible boys, of which the youngest has Down Syndrome, Michelle Tetschner knows a thing or two about being an advocate for what it takes to include everyone in a classroom. In fact, she published the book “Fully Included – Stories to Inspire Inclusion” which is a resource of stories and tools for both parents and teachers to help open their hearts and minds to including all students into the general education classroom. As a result, Michelle has become an advocate for inclusion and loves to help everyone see the true value and benefits in including students of all abilities into the classroom. She sits down with her friend Liz Swift to talk more about why inclusion is worth fighting for and share some stories. Presented by Empowerment Parent Resource Center Northwest Florida

Why Inclusion Is Worth Fighting For – Part 1

As a mom of three incredible boys, of which the youngest has Down Syndrome, Michelle Tetschner knows a thing or two about being an advocate for what it takes to include everyone in a classroom. In fact, she published the book “Fully Included – Stories to Inspire Inclusion” which is a resource of stories and tools for both parents and teachers to help open their hearts and minds to including all students into the general education classroom. As a result, Michelle has become an advocate for inclusion and loves to help everyone see the true value and benefits in including students of all abilities into the classroom. She sits down with her friend Liz Swift to talk more about why inclusion is worth fighting for and share some stories. Presented by Empowerment Parent Resource Center Northwest Florida

Florida Special Education Process Timelines

Item Description Timeline Reference
Child Find A child who has been participating in the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities By 3rd birthday https://www.fdlrsemeraldcoast.org/child-find
http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.03028/
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see (3)(e)
Request for Evaluation by Parent Evaluation of eligibility 30 days to obtain consent from Parent http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.0331/ see (3)(c)
Evaluation Time to conduct evaluation and complete report after informed consent received from parent 60 calendar days http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.0331/ see (3)(g)
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Time following evaluation report to develop IEP 30 calendar days http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.03028/ see (3)(f)
Time from development of IEP to implementation ASAP http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.03028/ see (3)(m)
  Review of IEP At least annually http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.03028/ see (3)(i)
Request for re-evaluation by Parent   Written notice to parent 10 days before meeting http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2013/1003.5715  
Re-evalauation   At least every 3 years http://flrules.elaws.us/fac/6a-6.0331/ see (7)

Honest and heartfelt interview with an amazing Dadvocate Michael Collins (Part 2 of 2)

Honest and heartfelt interview with an amazing Dadvocate Michael Collins (Part 2 of 2)

Ginger Manly from FND POPIN talks to Michael Collins from Empowerment Parent Resource Center about his 43 year old special needs son advocating as husband, father and pastor.

There are many great resources available, here are some that we touched on during the interview.

– Family Network on Disabilities (FND) – https://fndusa.org/, serves the Florida Panhandle area

– Empowerment Parent Resource Center (EPRC) – https://www.eprcnwfl.com/, serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton counties for free.

– Child Find- https://www.fdlrs.org/child-find

– FDLRS- https://www.fdlrs.org/

For more info visit www.eprcnwfl.com




Honest and heartfelt interview with an amazing Dadvocate Michael Collins (Part 1 of 2)

Honest and heartfelt interview with an amazing Dadvocate Michael Collins (Part 1 of 2)

Ginger Manly from FND POPIN talks to Michael Collins from Empowerment Parent Resource Center about his 43 year old special needs son advocating as husband, father and pastor.

There are many great resources available, here are some that we touched on during the interview.

– Family Network on Disabilities (FND) – https://fndusa.org/, serves the Florida Panhandle area

– Empowerment Parent Resource Center (EPRC) – https://www.eprcnwfl.com/, serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton counties for free.

– Child Find- https://www.fdlrs.org/child-find

– FDLRS- https://www.fdlrs.org/

For more info visit www.eprcnwfl.com

Honest and heartfelt interview with an amazing Dadvocate Michael Collins (Full video)

Honest and heartfelt interview with an amazing Dadvocate Michael Collins (Full video)

Ginger Manly from FND POPIN talks to Michael Collins from Empowerment Parent Resource Center about his 43 year old special needs son advocating as husband, father and pastor.

There are many great resources available, here are some that we touched on during the interview.

– Family Network on Disabilities (FND) – https://fndusa.org/, serves the Florida Panhandle area

– Empowerment Parent Resource Center (EPRC) – https://www.eprcnwfl.com/, serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton counties for free.

– Child Find- https://www.fdlrs.org/child-find

– FDLRS- https://www.fdlrs.org/

For more info visit www.eprcnwfl.com