FDLRS/Heartland - Resources

Parent Resources

Behavior Management/Social-Emotional Development

Reading and Math

Getting Involved with Your Child's School

Pre-K / Early Childhood

Disability Information

  • About Our Kids - NYU Child Study Center for awareness of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders and research to advance the prevention, identification, and treatment
  • Autism Information Center - Center for Disease Control and Intervention - Articles, Updates, FAQs and more
  • Bright Expectations - Bright Expectations is the Department of Health's website to provide resources and information on developmental disabilities for pregnant women, health care providers, parents and families.
  • Central Florida Parent Center - Provides parents of children with disabilities with information, training, assistance, and support
  • CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivy Disorder - Education, advocacy and support
  • Do2Learn - Communication cards, print resources and more for children with special needs
  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council - Encourages opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and families to enhance their quality of life within their communities
  • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) - Information on disabilities, IDEA, and No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities)
  • National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth - Source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Partners include experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development
  • Safer Smarter Kids - developed by Lauren's Kids, a free resource that provides educators, parents, and individuals with disabilities a tool to keep children and young adults safe from abuse
  • TA Live! - Monthly series of Technical Assistance (TA) calls happening on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM., provided by Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, a special project funded by the State of Florida

Tips for all Subjects: Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies

  • The Brain Connection - Fun online games to help build memory and exercise the brain, preschool-grade 2
  • Cool Math - An amusement park of math and more
  • Fact Monster - Online homework help and more
  • Figure This! - Math challenges for families of middle school children
  • First School - Preschool activities and crafts, alphabet and theme worksheets and ideas
  • Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) - Interventions for struggling readers, grades K-3
  • Get Ready to Read! - Resources to help your preschooler get ready to learn to read
  • Internet4Classrooms - Sites to help parents help their children. Something for every grade level
  • Just Read Families! - Department of Education recommended websites for children ages 2-17
  • KidSites.com - Tons of cool, approved website links for science and math
  • Math Cats - Promotes open-ended and playful explorations of important math concepts
  • Math is Fun! - Math activities and tips for students
  • National Geographic for Kids - Online magazine for students
  • National Institute for Literacy - Free resources for families to help their preschool children learn to read and elementary age children to become better readers
  • Primary Games.com - Free, engaging online games in every content area for Pre-K -4th grade
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Tips and activitiy ideas to help you motivate your kids to read
  • Reading Rockets - Offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to "Launch young readers" and teach those who struggle with reading
  • Schwab Learning - A parent guide to helping children with learning difficulties
  • Starfall.com - Engaging reading activities and decodable text for beginning readers
  • STEM Office - FLDOE Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics website with resources for students and teachers. Includes calendar of events and many links to additional resources.
  • Time for Kids - Time Magazine for children: homework help, current events and more

High School Transition / Adolescence to Adulthood

Technology Resources