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Secondary Transition in Florida—Project 10: Transition Education Network and Project 10 Sting Ray

This presentation reviews the resources available through Project 10, including strategies and initiatives such as capacity building, interagency collaboration, transition legislation and policy development, and student development and outcomes. In addition, an overview of Project STING RAY is provided, including the curriculum framework as well as information about how students are supported on campus through mentorships, internships, community engagement, and technology. A student in the STING RAY program co-presents and shares their experiences in the program.

Secondary Transition in Florida—Project 10: Transition Education Network and Project 10 Sting Ray

Meet Dr. Monica Verra-Tirado, Chief, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Dr. Verra-Tirado will provide participants with an update on the latest initiatives and activities of the Bureau, which administers education programs for students with disabilities, 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.

Meet Dr. Monica Verra-Tirado, Chief, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

The Silent Epidemic: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Statistics reveal that the vast majority of individuals with developmental disabilities will be the victims of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation at some point during their lives. In this presentation we will explore the factors behind the alarming prevalence of such crimes committed against this population, identify common characteristics of perpetrators, provide tips for detecting and reporting the signs and symptoms of potential maltreatment, and offer concrete safety and prevention strategies that parents, caregivers, and self-advocates can implement immediately. An overview of the Agency’s Zero Tolerance Initiative to End Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation against Floridians with Developmental Disabilities will also be provided.

The Silent Epidemic: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

The John McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice will present information about the John M. McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. This program was established to provide Florida parents and students with educational options and operates under the premise that parents should make decisions regarding their child’s education. The program offers student-directed funding and parent-directed choices. This presentation will include eligibility requirements, participation statistics, and requirements for private schools, public school districts, and parent/student responsibility.

The John McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

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