Resources and Information

Each Month as we prepare for our Parent Workshops, we do our best to find the best and most comprehensive information to share with you regarding that particular class. Some information and resource lists come from our presenters, and some we find to share with you.  Here you will find the combination of both, so if you are unable to attend a class, you can still have access to these important tools.


504 Plan and IEP Meeting Resources

Below you will find websites and information, followed by downloadable PDF files.


IDEA- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the national law and ensures special education and related services to those children.

The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

Infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, with disabilities and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth ages 3 through 21 receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

504- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 addresses protections for students with disabilities. Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the department.

OCR enforces section 504 in public elementary and secondary schools.

Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States… shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance….”

OCR- (Office of Civil Rights) OCR also enforces Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which extends protection against discrimination to the full range of state and local government services, programs, and activities including public schools regardless of whether they receive any Federal financial assistance.

OCR shares in enforcement of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act with the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Hurricane Preparedness


Information from the Sarasota County Emergency Management Department 

You can reach the Emergency Management Department at 941-861-5000.

If you or a family member are in need of specialized medical equipment during an evacuation,  you MUST register before going to the shelter. Be sure to find where the closest local shelter that accommodates medically needy residents.  

You can register here : 

Meteorologist Amanda Holly Storm Team 8

To reach Amanda Holly Directly with any questions you can email

 Some Important Points to Remember:

  • You are encouraged to tune into LOCAL stations for the latest updates as storms approach.  
  • Always check the time and date stamp on a post being shared on social media, to ensure it's accuracy.
  • If you are using Social Media as a means to stay updates, be sure you are following a 'verified' page. 
  • Run from Water, Hide from Wind.