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Start Exploring for Tomorrow: A Family Guide for Vocational Planning

Active family involvement is important for preparing your child beginning at age 10 for life after high school. This Family Guide for Vocational Planning includes suggested activities that families can engage in to help children gain skills that will be beneficial in future paid jobs and for independent living. These activities support children to learn more about careers, improve skills related to goals, and better understand their own preference. The guide is rooted in the belief that all children have the ability to find jobs and careers that are not only within the scope of their abilities, but are aligned with their interest, preferences, and priorities which are principles and values of Discovery person centered planning process and customized employment planning. The guide also has a glossary of transition and supported employment terms, and listing of Florida and national resources for navigating transition and employment.

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FCIC Fact Sheet: Inclusion Works for All

The guide has ten sections, each covering a topic related to employment and employment benefits – topics that job-seekers and their families should know about as they look for the best job for them. The guide is set up in sections pertaining to each topic area. You may choose to access or print the whole guide or just one section at a time.


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FCIC Fact Sheet: Individualized Positive Behavior Support

This fact sheet provides information about the PBS process and effectiveness in schools, as well as critical elements to sucessful application and a variety of FCIC programs.

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Discovering School-wide PBS: Moving Towards a Positive Future & Response to Intervention for Behavior

Two videos describe the multi-tiered approach to behavior that is supported by the FLPBS Project: Discovering School-wide PBS: Moving Towards a Positive Future & Response to Intervention for Behavior. Watch videos.

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Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavior: A Practical Guide

This manual is a resource for school, district and state personnel to follow in developing and implementing a multi-tiered support system (MTSS). The manual provides the background and key components of MTSS for behavior and describes implementation guidelines, data collection and documentation requirements, and systems changes that are required to support MTSS for behavior.

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Family Involvement in Functional Assessment

Family Involvement in Functional Assessment provides information on promoting family involvement in the functional assessment and behavior support process. A manual that school can use may be downloaded here.

Sexuality Education

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Sexuality & Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan

The subject of sexuality can be daunting. Add to the mix a physical or cognitive disability and you may find yourself feeling totally unprepared to deal with the subject matter. Staff from the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities collaborated with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Center on Intellectual Disabilities at the University of Albany to create an easy to use workbook for families and educators of individuals with developmental disabilities. The Instructional Manual and the accompanying Resource Guides are designed to help educators and family members assist individuals with developmental disabilities in their exploration of self and sexuality.

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This page includes links to both internal (FCIC) and external (non-FCIC) websites. External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, the FCIC is not responsible for the content of external websites. The FCIC website does not accept submissions or requests.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present.

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs. This web site provide state ESE policy documents, annual reports, and other information related to the implementation of special education and related services in Florida schools.

IDEA 2004

This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations.  The site provides searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations, access to cross-referenced content from other laws (e.g., the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.), video clips on selected topics, topic briefs on selected regulations, links to OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network and a Q&A Corner where you can submit questions, and a variety of other information sources.

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

The purpose of the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness is two-fold. The first purpose is to promote academic achievement and results for children and youth (birth-26) who are deaf-blind through technical assistance, model demonstration, and information services activities that are supported by evidence based research. Beneficiaries will include families, service providers, state deaf-blind projects, state and local education agencies and other organizations responsible for providing early intervention, education and transition services. The second purpose is to help address State identified needs for highly qualified personnel by ensuring that personnel have skills and knowledge.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilties

NICHCY is very pleased to offer you a wealth of information on disabilities! We serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Here, you’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. Our State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state.


This website, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, offers free resources, materials, and information to help educators ensure that their students, especially those with disabilities, meet the Common Core State Standards. PowerUp combines evidence-based practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and technology to help teachers improve English and Math education for all students.

Strengthening Teaching

Department of Education resources for teachers who want to make a difference.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. The high volume of research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education can make it difficult to interpret and apply the results. WWC reviews the research and then seeks to answer the question “What works in education?”.  The goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.

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