In This Issue ...
April 19, 2016
So, you had the annual IEP meeting and the IEP is in place for next year. Are you stuck with it? No. The IEP is not cast in stone.
The history of Public Law 94-142, now IDEA, states that there should be as many meetings a year as a child may need.
- IEPs must be reviewed annually. (March 29)
- Parents are part of the team that develops and reviews the IEP. (April 5)
- IEP goals should be specific, measurable, and tailored to the unique needs of your child. (April 12)
- Parents can request an IEP review or revision at any time.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you learn that you can request a review or revision of your child's IEP at any time. Find out who can request a review, when, and how. Learn what IDEA requires.
We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.
Problems That May Trigger Another IEP Meeting
- Your child's needs change over time
- New medical problems arise, or a change in medication
- You want to look at new assistive technology
- Year end reports from the OT / PT advise increased therapy time
- If troubling behaviors crop up, you need to consider special factors
When developing, reviewing, or revising your child's IEP, the IEP Team must consider behavior problems as a special factor.