Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

Located in:

i. 6. Coordination of Personnel Development Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

As appropriate, describe the procedures and activities to coordinate the designated State unit's comprehensive system of personnel development with personnel development under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Current Narrative:

Coordination of Personnel Development under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

The Division has a cooperative agreement with the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Public Schools to coordinate activities for students who are blind and visually impaired. This will be accomplished through the preparation and implementation of guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations that affect the interests of students with visual impairments through joint planning committees and publications, as appropriate. The FDBS will promote and provide training for teachers and personnel who work with students who are blind and visually impaired. Both Divisions share information and coordinate activities to increase public awareness of visual disabilities and services available to students with visual impairments.