BEESS Resource & Information Center

BRIC provides parents, educators, and other Floridians with access to information about exceptional student education, student services, juvenile justice education, early intervention, parent and professional partnerships, and many other topics.

Most items produced by the Bureau are available electronically via the links below. Hard copies of parent materials and other selected items are distributed at conferences and one complimentary copy can be ordered free of charge. An asterisk (*) appears beside these items in the publications list.

For Public Records requests, please contact April Katine at 850-245-0475.

Notice: Legislation passed in Florida during the 2014 session has repealed the special diploma statute effective July 1, 2015, and requires that the State Board of Education create rules regarding additional ways in which students with disabilities, beginning with the 2014-2015 ninth grade cohort, may earn a standard diploma. Specific information on this significant change will be posted on our website as it becomes available and our publications have been revised.

Note: Students with disabilities who entered 9th grade prior to the 2014-15 school year may continue to plan to earn a special diploma authorized in accordance with s. 1003.438, F.S., if this is indicated on their IEP.

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