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ISSN: 1538-320
May 21, 2013

parents at IEP meetingThe law gives you the power to make education decisions for your child. Do not be afraid to use your power. Learn how to use it wisely.

The key to successful IEP meetings is planning and preparation. This will help you stay focused, anticipate problems, propose solutions, and negotiate successfully.

This issue of the Special Ed Advocate is about parent rights and responsibilities for IEPs. Get answers to your questions, learn about IDEA requirements for IEPs, and find out how you can take an active role in the IEP process.

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Your Role? An Active Participant in the IEP Process

IDEA is clear. Parents have the right to participate in the meeting when their child's IEP is developed.

Take an active role as part of the IEP team that determines the services your child needs. Find the IDEA requirements and learn how to Develop Your Child's IEP in this Pop-up.


Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

Do Not Give Away Your Decision-Making Authority at IEP Meetings!

You are a key member of the IEP team. Don't be a spectator. Have questions about how to exercise your decision-making authority...

What is my role? What should I expect? How do I prepare? Can the school have a meeting without me?

You'll find answers to these questions (plus 200 more) in Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

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Play Hearts, Not Poker! 8 Steps to Better IEP Meetings

When you negotiate for your child:

  • understand the rules
  • learn the strategies
  • know your goals
  • reduce the risks

8 Steps to Better IEP Meetings - a unique perspective on effective parent advocacy.


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Parents are NOT Part of the IEP Team...Say What?!

Parents are and always have been members of the IEP team. Parents are listed first in the law.

Check your facts! Learn where to find your rights and responsibilities ...and answers to your questions.


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