In This Issue ...
June 18, 2013
When you develop, review, or revise your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), re-read the Purpose of IDEA.
- Is the IEP designed to meet your child's unique needs?
- Will the goals in the IEP prepare your child "for further education, employment and independent living?"
The answers to these questions will help determine if your child has an appropriate IEP that provides him with a free, appropriate public education.
This issue of the Special Ed Advocate is Part 2 about IDEA requirements for meeting your child's unique needs. Use the checklist to make sure your child's IEP is individualized.
Please don't hesitate to forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.
Find Wrightslaw on Facebook
Checklist: Is Your Child's IEP Meeting His Unique Needs?
In developing IEPs, use the “IDEA mission statement” as your long-term goal. - Pete Wright.
Purposes is the most important statute because it is the mission statement of IDEA. 20 U. S. C. §1400(d)
When you answer the questions on this IEP Checklist, you will know if your child's IEP is individualized to meet his unique needs, as the law requires.
Kids with Behavior Problems
My child has behavior issues. The school says this has nothing to do with his IEP, he's just a discipline problem. Is this right?
The law, federal regulations and commentary describe what IEP teams must do to meet the needs of children with behavior problems.