• Our Mission

    The Department for Exceptional Student Education will provide a spectrum of innovative support that helps to inspire students with disabilities to reach their highest potential as responsible, productive citizens.

    Customer Service Policy

    The Department for Exceptional Student Education encourages collaboration among all stakeholders through being courteous, friendly, and approaching each interaction with the goal of removing barriers to learning for students with disabilities.

    We encourage our families to use the Let’s Talk link when you have questions or concerns. You will find this link at the bottom corner of the website.  Our team will research how best to support and provide needed follow-up.  Utilizing this system will help our team analyze trends and drive professional learning for our schools as well as help us determine technical assistance needs.

Exceptional Student Education Announcements

  • Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Parent Survey

    The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) is seeking feedback from parents of students with disabilities in our state. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey! Your input is valuable!! 
    The survey window is open from March 1-June 30, 2024.
    Access the survey by CLICKING HERE
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  • Chance 4 Change Scholarship Opportunity

    Chance 2 Dance is thrilled to announce our Chance 4 Change Scholarship fund for the 2024-2025 performance season in Florida. This initiative, done with the support of Universal Orlando Foundation, is meant to eliminate financial barriers hindering students with varied physical and developmental abilities from accessing authentic dance instruction.

    At Chance 2 Dance we want to ensure no student misses out on dance opportunities due to financial constraints. Whether you are a new student who has always wanted to explore dance, a current student who may be facing temporary financial challenges or does not have the means to increase your commitment or even someone who needs a little help covering the cost of costumes or shoes, et cetera, we want to meet your needs where we can.

    Applicants can apply HERE

    Chance 4 Change Scholarship Program Flyer with Information on Scholarship

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  • Summer Programs Available!

    Looking for something for your child to do this summer? Check out these options...

    Summer 2024 Early Elementary Programs 

    2024 Elem Grades 2-5 Programs

    Summer 2024 Middle and High Programs 1

    Summer 2024 Middle and High Programs 2

    For more information on the above programs, contact Social Bridges at 407-539-2450 or email admin@socialbridges.com


    Summer Career Camp 1

    Summer Career Camp 2

    The Florida Institute for Community Inclusion program (SOAR Beyond 22) participants will receive $225 for each session that is completed. There are in-person and virtual sessions available and the cost for this program is FREE! For more information on this program, call 407-577-0494 or email info@floridaincludesme.org

    Participants must be between ages 14-21 and have a referral from Vocational Rehabilitation. For information on getting a referral, contact Vocational Rehabilitation at 407-846-5260.


    UCF CARD Career Camps

    The UCF CARD - Center for Autism and Related Disabilities program requires that participants be registered with CARD to participate--this can be done on their website.


    Please be aware that spaces for all programs are limited.


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  • DEADLINE for 2023-2024 Private Instructional Provider Request is April 1st

    If you are interested in your child receiving these services, a request must be submitted by the deadline--April 1st

    Requests for the 2024-2025 school year will begin in July

    All requests should be submitted to:


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  • Studio Movie Grill Special Needs Screenings Return
    Studio Movie Grill Sunset Walk and all other Studio Movie Grill locations will be hosting special needs screening nights throughout the spring and summer of 2024. 
    March 16: Kung Fu Panda 4 
    April 6: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire 
    May 25: If
    June 15: The Garfield Movie
    June 29: Inside Out 2
    July 20: Despicable Me 4
    All shows are at 11:00 AM--arrive 20 minutes before for the best experience!
    Special Needs Screenings are FREE for all family members of guests with special needs! Tickets are available at the Box Office only.
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  • FREE Books and Reading Activities

    Help your child develop their reading skills with FREE books and reading activities from Florida's New Worlds Reading Initiative!
    For information on how to apply please go to this LINK!
    ¡Ayude a su hijo a desarrollar sus habilidades de lectura con libros y actividades de lectura GRATIS de la Iniciativa de Lectura de Nuevos Mundos de Florida! Para obtener información sobre cómo postularse, vaya a este ENLACE!
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  • New Worlds Scholarship Accounts Program


    Effective July 1, 2023, the New Worlds Scholarship Accounts Program expanded eligibility to include public school students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5 who:
    have a substantial deficiency in either reading or mathematics;
    exhibit characteristics of dyslexia or dyscalculia; or scored below a Level 3 on the statewide, standardized English Language Arts (ELA) or Mathematics assessment in the prior school year.

    The eligible expenditures for reimbursement are: Instructional materials; curriculum; tuition and fees for part-time tutoring services; fees for specialized summer education programs designed to improve reading, literacy, or mathematics skills; and fees for after-school education programs designed to improve reading, literacy, or mathematics skills.

    For more information on the scholarship please visit this

    A partir del 1 de julio de 2023, el Programa de Cuentas de Becas Nuevos Mundos amplió la elegibilidad para incluir a estudiantes de escuelas públicas matriculados desde jardín de infantes hasta quinto grado que:
    tener una deficiencia sustancial en lectura o matemáticas;
    exhibir características de dislexia o discalculia; o obtuvo una puntuación inferior al Nivel 3 en la evaluación estandarizada estatal de Artes del Lenguaje Inglés (ELA) o Matemáticas en el año escolar anterior.

    Los gastos elegibles para reembolso son: Materiales educativos; plan de estudios; matrícula y tarifas por servicios de tutoría a tiempo parcial; tarifas para programas educativos de verano especializados diseñados para mejorar las habilidades de lectura, alfabetización o matemáticas; y tarifas para programas de educación extraescolar diseñados para mejorar las habilidades de lectura, alfabetización o matemáticas.

    Para obtener más información sobre la beca, visite esta ENLACE

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  • Do you belong to the ESE Remind group?
    If not... here is how you can join! This is just one more way you can access information on upcoming trainings, workshops, and important things happening in the department!!
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  •      Director


    Director for
    Exceptional Student Education  


    Per Osceola County School Board Rule 9.60(VI), all non-Osceola School District Employees and Osceola School District Employees without badges must check in with the front desk staff of Administrative Building 1 at:
    817 Bill Beck Boulevard
    Kissimmee, FL 34744

    Once checked in, you may proceed to the department's physical location at:
    805 Bill Beck Boulevard
    Kissimmee, FL 34744

    Phone: 407-343-8700
    Fax: 407-343-8626