Mike: My daughter is deaf and hears with a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other. In one month, she will be receiving her second cochlear implant. At our last IEP meeting, we asked to set up services for after her surgery as we know the need will change. This is also documented with letters from our doctors. We were told at the IEP meeting, they could not write any services in advance and we would have to “wait and see” what the need is after the surgery. Our daughter has been on an IEP for several years now and we have never experienced this. The school system is stating that this is the law, however have not been able to site a reference. My question to you is, is this a law that services cannot be written in advance when documentation a service will be needed is provided or is this the schools stance/interpretation of the law?