In This Issue ...
April 5, 2016
IDEA requires that the entire IEP Team meet at least annually to discuss a child’s progress and determine the contents of the IEP.
You are an equal IEP team participant. Your input holds equal weight with other information presented and considered.
- IEPs must be reviewed annually. (March 29)
- Parents are part of the team that develops and reviews the IEP.
- IEP goals should be specific, measurable, and tailored to the unique needs of your child.
- Parents can request an IEP review or revision at any time.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn the importance of your role at IEP meetings. Find out about preparing for the meeting, using contact logs for discussions with the school, & how to document what happens during the IEP process.
We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.
Make the IEP Process Work for You: Document Everything
Here's your toolbox for making requests, communicating and collaborating effectively with the team, and representing your child's interests.
Use these Low-Tech Tools to Create Paper Trails to help you take (and maintain) control at IEP Meetings.