Exceptional Student Education and Support Services

Broward County Public Schools’ District serves over 32,000 students with disabilities and offer a free and appropriate public education in compliance with the federally mandated IDEA. A continuum of services and programs are available to meet the individual needs of students requiring special education and services, ages 3 through 22. This continuum of services may be provided in a variety of settings, which include general education classrooms, resource rooms, specialized day schools, and hospital homebound. Eligible students are provided supports and/or services as per their Individual Education Plan (IEP) that are based on each child’s unique needs, as related to their present levels of academic achievement and functional performance.

Special education services are provided for children and young adults with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, language or speech impairments, visual impairments, autism spectrum disorder, hearing impairments, other health impairments, and developmental delays. Eligible students may receive additional supports and services such as assistive technology, extended school year services, evaluations, ESE preschool; and related services such as behavioral support, counseling, special transportation, speech and language therapy, and occupational and physical therapy.