Florida Department of Education (FDOE)
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction houses the gifted education program. For more information about giftedness, please contact the Gifted Program specialist at 850-245-0423.
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs. For more information, please contact the bureau at 850-245-0475.
Division of Blind Services
Division of Blind Services (DBS) helps to ensure blind and visually impaired persons living in Florida have the tools, support and opportunity to achieve success. For more information, please contact DBS at 800-342-1828.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) serves as an employment resource for businesses and people with disabilities. Its mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain and keep employment. For more information, please contact VR at 800-451-4327.
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice administers school choice programs such as charter schools, scholarships such as McKay, home education information, virtual education, and other public school options. For more information, please contact the office at 800-447-1636.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services provides technical assistance, training, research, resource development, and policy development and interpretation to local and state educators and parents in the areas of 504 plans, social work, school counselors, school nurses, and school psychology. For more information, please contact student services at 850-245-7851.