ESE Resources & Events

One of ACCPTA’s focus areas is supporting parents of students in ESE (special needs) programs, as well as increasing awareness of resources available within the community. For questions about our ESE initiatives, please contact Sarah Nassoiy, Chair of our ESE Committee.

Upcoming Events:

ESE Coffee Shop Series
Parents and family members of ESE students are invited to attend our series of ESE workshops. Each workshop covers a different topic on how to help guide parents through the ESE process. We are pleased to partner with Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FLDRS) and Family Network on Disabilities (FND) for our six-part ESE Coffee Shop Series. Events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming dates include:
January 22
February 26

Location: Millhopper Library, Gainesville

Special Needs Expo

Where:  Trinity United Methodist Church – 4000 NW 53rd Ave.
When:  Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 11 AM – 3 PM

Please join us for this free event and discover the wonderful resources that Alachua County and the surrounding area have to offer its Special Needs Community, those with learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, physical disabilities, anxiety, bullying issues, abuse, for autistic individuals, and more.

Help Me Help My Child!

When: Tues., Jan. 29, 2019, 3 – 5 pm
Where: Cone Park Library, Gainesville

Early intervention and other ESE information for children from birth to 10 years of age. Sensory sensitive story time provided. 

ESE Basics and Creating Your IEP Binder

When: Tues., Feb. 26, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Where: J.J. Finley Auditorium, Gainesville

Basic Parenting Strategies for Children with Anxiety

When: Tues., April 30, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Where: Celebration United Methodist Church