Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)
FDLRS PAEC/FIN Project Coordinator
Faye Yongue - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2229 - firstname.lastname@example.org
FIN PAEC Facilitators
Caren Prichard - 850-638-6131 Ext. 2206 - email@example.com
Emily McCann – 850-638-6131 Ext. 2278 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) collaborates with all districts and schools to provide customized services and supports ensuring all students with disabilities have the same educational, social, and future opportunities as their peers. FIN partners with the FDLRS Network and reports to the FDLRS Associate Center Manager. FDLRS/PAEC/FIN primarily serves Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Walton and Washington Counties, while working with FDLRS/FIN throughout the state.
In partnerships with districts, FIN facilitates the implementation of best practices for inclusive education through:
- Data-driven, student-focused planning and problem solving across districts and schools.
- Data-driven professional development and technical assistance to increase knowledge and skills of district and school personnel.
- Coaching and resources for district and school personnel to build and sustain capacity.
- Sharing information to build collaborative relationships between families, schools, and districts.
The purpose of the Florida Inclusion Network is to maintain a statewide network of facilitators working geographically within the five FDLRS regions to assist schools and school districts in the implementation of best practices for inclusive education.
All FIN services are provided using a multi-tiered system of support aligned with a data-driven problem-solving process and the Bureau of Exceptional Educators and Student Services (BEESS) Strategic Plan.
FIN Services are structured and provided as follows:
- FIN facilitators are aligned in five geographical regions across the state.
- FIN regional teams analyze district data to prioritize and develop an integrated, systematic plan of action to provide targeted and multi-tiered supports and services to districts.
- FIN regional teams use a data-driven process, including the Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) assessment to assess needs within each region, customize services, and provide in-depth and meaningful support.
- FIN services include professional development, technical assistance, and the provision of resources for best practices for inclusive education.
- District FIN facilitators travel within their region to provide services as defined by regional, district, and school action plans.
- FINs may also collaborate and provide services statewide, as needed, by FDOE and other FIN regions.
- Oversight and support for all network activities is provided by the FIN administration, which includes a statewide director, a director of operations, and a director of program development.
The Florida Inclusion Network is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.