Lois Handzo, Director/Student Intervention Services   
Penny McLean, District Level Staffing Specialist 
Melody Sommer, Coordinator/ESE and Student Support
Who Receives Services?
Students who meet eligibility criteria identified through State Statutes receive services.
Eligibility criteria for students with disabilities may include:
  • Autism 
  • Specific Learning Disabled
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disability             
  • Hearing Impaired/Deaf            
  • Speech Impaired 
  • Language Impaired                      
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Visually Impaired
  • Hospitalized/Homebound
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Other Health Impaired
Additionally, students who meet criteria for Gifted and Pre-K at Risk
 receive services throughout the Okaloosa County School District.

Parent Resources

FDLRS-Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System
FIN-Florida Inclusion Network
ASHA-American Speech-Languange-Hearing Association
CHADD-Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CARD-Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
FLDOE School Choice website - McKay Scholarships
Teacher Resources
PAEC-Panhandle Area Educational Consortium