FDLRS / FIN Action Resource Center

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  FDLRS / FIN Action Resource Center


Accommodations: Assisting Students with Disabilities (Morning Session)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration open through 10/4/2022 11:59 PM

Seats Available: 20


Target Audience: ESE teachers, general education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with students with disabilities. 


Course Objective: The primary purpose of this professional development is to provide information about accommodations and their use to meet the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities.


Course Description: In this training participants will:

  • Review Federal and State Requirements
  • Examine the 4 questions, which help determine the need for accommodations and their effectiveness
  • Learn about the 4 categories of accommodations (including types and examples)
  • Explore the importance of integrating accommodations through UDL and Differentiated Instruction
  • Understand the definition of assistive technology (AT) and the role it plays in accommodations
  • Review accommodations for Florida statewide student assessments


The accommodations handbook Accommodations-Assisting Students with Disabilities-2018 is available online at the Florida Department of Education website: http://www.fldoe.org


Implementation Activity:  NA


Follow-up Method:  NA


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: Mia Laudato:  mia.laudato@fdlrsaction.org



Pam Taylor

Pamela Taylor graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Exceptional Student Education K-12. She has taught in the field of education for over fifteen years. Her experience ranges from primary to secondary levels.

Pamela was chosen to be part of a special education team to set up an ESE program to partner with businesses in the area to employ students with disabilities. Her dedication to the educational system paved a way for her to be nominated for teacher of the year. After teaching as an IND teacher, she became a support facilitator in elementary schools.

Pamela mentored ESE teachers on PEER, ESE procedures, and scheduling. In September 2018, Pamela became a trainer with FDLRS, specializing in the area of compliance and parent engagement.



Mia Laudato, MS Ed

Mia Laudato graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education specializing in Learning Disabilities and Emotional Behavioral Disorders.

She is certified in K-12 Exceptional Student Education (ESE), K-6 General Education, Autism (ASD),English as Second Language Learners (ESOL), and Pre-K ESE endorsements.

She has taught students from Pre-K through college in inclusive and separate classroom settings. Her love of teaching students with Autism and related disorders and passion for using assistive technologies to create successful learners, contributed to her being recognized by Orange County as a district top five finalist for Teacher of the Year 2016. She is PECs 1& 2 trained and has worked (and continues to work with) with a variety of assistive and instructional technologies. She currently provides professional development and coaching support for teachers, therapists, administrators and staff on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Instructional and Assistive Technology (AT), Accommodations, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), IEP Goal Writing, Data Collection, ASD, teaching students with Significant Disabilities and more.

Her role at FDLRS is Technology and Learning Resource Specialist. She is passionate about serving and supporting school personnel in designing accessible and inclusive environments which remove barriers to learning in order to create successful learning environments that honor all students.



Inservice Points: Points - 3


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