The Exceptional Student Education Department provides technical assistance and support to all eligible children in the Hernando County schools.
The department administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students.
Additionally, the department coordinates student services throughout the state. Services available to parents include quarterly newsletters, monthly support groups, a resource library, staffing support and home visits as requested.
Training is offered at family workshops and through classes such as Active Parenting Today, Active Parenting of Teens, Active Parenting of the ADHD Child, a Nurturing Fathers program and semiannual parenting institutes.
The ESE Advisory Committee, which consists of parents, teachers and other interested individuals, meets quarterly to assess needs and offer suggestions for the improvement of services.
The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the ESE office, 900 Emerson Road, Brooksville. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Upcoming workshops include:
• Early Steps/ESE, collaboration on helping children make the transition from home to school, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Spring Hill Elementary School, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
• ESE Transition Parent Workshop, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Central High School. This workshop is for parents of middle school-age students and older.
For information, call (352) 797-7022.