Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a discretionary project of the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE). BESE directly supports the FLDOE's Guiding Principles and Strategic Initiatives.
FDLRS provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs statewide. Throughout Florida there are 18 Associate Centers, serving one to nine districts each, and 2 Specialized Centers that serve the entire State of Florida.
FDLRS collaborates with districts, agencies, communities, and other personnel and educational entities providing education and support for students with disabilities.
The four central functions of each FDLRS Associate Centers are Child Find, Parent Services, Human Resource Development, and Technology.
The MISSION of the FDLRS Associate Center Network is to support the implementation of initiatives developed by the Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services and local school districts, in partnerships with communities and families. These initiatives include the highest student achievement, safe learning environments, a high-performing workforce, and partnerships. FDLRS assists in the enhancement of learner outcomes for students through the provision of leadership in the areas of information dissemination, training, technical assistance to persons involved in the education of students with exceptionalities. Collaboration among centers within the network and across functions to develop resources and products to support the initiatives is essential.
The functions and activities of each Associate Center are consistent with Sections 229.832, 229.834, and 220.8341 of the Florida Statutes.
Selected activities are determined by the Florida Department of Education for all Centers to participate in support of the State goals. Local school districts identify additional activities based on locally assessed needs.