Broward County, FL, USA

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Broward County ESE Advisory Council

Working to Ensure a Bright Future For Our Students


The Advisory at a Glance

The Broward ESE Advisory Council is a group of parent volunteers who strive to ensure beneficial opportunities for students with learning differences. The advisory promotes meaningful inclusion while working to ensure that our children benefit from the best educational practices and advocate for a stronger system of supports for our students, teachers and support staff.


What We Do

The ESE Advisory Council is established under the Broward County Public School Policy to provide recommendations to the School Board and the Superintendent on systemic issues affecting

exceptional student education.

At our meetings we provide a forum for information about our district schools, programs, advocacy, support, procedural guidelines, Individual Education Plans (IEP), 504 Plans, college, vocational, and career readiness, school board initiatives, education enrichment, resources and data.

We track proposed, new and existing federal, state, and county legislation and local policies

addressing special education.

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. We encourage you to bring forward systemic issues that are affecting our ESE students. If you have a specific concern you need addressed, the opportunity to submit your request for someone from the district to contact you directly will be provided. Our monthly ESE Chair Report is presented to the Broward County School Board while continuing communication is maintained with our

ESLS - Exceptional Student Learning Support department. 

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Upcoming Events

Free movie night, Tuesday, December 10th. Come to a free screening of Road Trip Nation: Being You. This documentary follows three young people with learning and attention issues as they travel the country to seek advice from personalities including TV host Howie Mandel who have transformed their learning and attention issues from a struggle into an asset. 6 pm-8.30 pm at Ft Lauderdale High School, 1600 NE 4th St. The evening is organized and hosted by the Family Network on Disabilities’ Parent Education Network.

Inclusive Schools Week is December 2nd to 6th. Ask YOUR school what they will be doing to mark this national event, which celebrates progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. The week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate ALL children. for info, free downloadables and ideas.

Wednesday, December 11, ACE will be having their monthly meeting with attorney, author and autism advocate, Haley Moss. She will be sharing her story and answering questions. Location JAFCO.


ESE Advisory Subcommittees

The ESE Advisory currently has 4 subcommittees created by parent volunteers.

ACE - Autism Committee of ESE Advisory Council,

Down Syndrome Committee of Broward ESE Advisory Council, 

Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Committee, and Dyslexia/Specific Learning Disabilities.

If you are interested in starting a subcommittee send an email to




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Contact Broward ESE Advisory Council

Get in touch with Broward ESE Advisory Council to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Broward County, FL, USA

Twins with Down Syndrome in Wheelbarrow

ESE Advisory Executive Board

Jacqui Luscombe

Advisory Chair

Monique Perez-Martinez

Vice Chair

Bach Todaro

Recording Secretary

Jenn Ellis

Corresponding Secretary

Angela Ford

Board Member

Kalebra Jacobs-Reed

Board Member

Carmen Badillo Rodriguez

Board Member

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