Parent Resources

Parent Resources

Arts4All Florida Resources

  • Webinars: Arts4All Florida provides monthly webinars during the school year so that teaching artists, classroom teachers, cultural arts organizations and adult artists with disabilities can keep up-to-date on the latest information on the arts and disability. http://vsafl.org/content/webinars
  • Pinterest: Arts4All Florida updates our Pinterest site weekly updates with new art activities to do with all children. https://www.pinterest.com/VSAFloridaEDU/

 

Florida Department of Education Sites of Interest

 
Information for Parents and Families

  • Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System: FDLRS includes twenty Associate Centers that serve from one to nine school districts. These Centers collaborate with districts, agencies, communities and other personnel and educational entities, providing education and support for teachers, parents, therapists, school administrators, and students with exceptionalities throughout the state of Florida. http://fdlrs.com/
  • The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD): The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. There are seven CARD centers throughout the state providing various services. http://www.florida-card.org/map.htm
  • Project 10- Transition Education Network: Project 10 is Florida’s statewide discretionary project supporting the secondary transition of youth with disabilities. http://www.project10.info/
  • Disability Rights Florida: Disability Rights Florida is the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. http://www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/
  • Family Network on Disabilities of Florida: This is a statewide network of families and individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens. http://fndfl.org/
  • Disaster Guide: Developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, the "Disaster Ready" guide can help anyone prepare for a disaster and includes information that is important for people who have disabilities and their families. https://www.fddc.org/news/prepare-now
  • VSA at the Kennedy Center: This is a collection of resources designed for parents to gain more useful information on the relationship of arts, education, and disabilities, especially for children with disabilities. http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/edu_parents.cfm

 

Resources on Assistive Technology and Adaptive Art

  • AbleNet, Inc.: AbleNet provides assistive technology and curriculum solutions, including communication aids for nonverbal individuals, access aids for all ages and situations, and special education classroom curriculum and software. www.ablenetinc.com
  • Assistivetech.net: This is a searchable, national database of assistive technology products. http://assistivetech.net/
  • Dancing Dots: Dancing Dots serves musicians with vision impairments and their educators through technology and training. www.dancingdots.com/main/index.htm
  • Described and Captioned Media Program: The program's mission is to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. https://dcmp.org/  
  • FAAST (Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology): FAAST provides demonstrations, information, and device loans to help Floridians make informed decisions and select the AT that best meets their needs. www.faast.org/
  • Infinitec: Scroll down to "Adaptive Artists” and you'll find resources and equipment for visual artists with physical disabilities. www.infinitec.org/programsservices.htm