Summer School 2014: Session 6
Asserting Your Parent Rights

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Circulation: 97,336
ISSN: 1538-320
August 26, 2014

Summer School 2014
Parent Rights & Responsibilities in the IEP Process

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

Parents are and always have been key members of the IEP team.

Don't be a spectator.

You now have tools in your toolbox for making requests, communicating and collaborating effectively with the team, and representing your child's interests. Use these tools for taking and maintaining control at IEP Meetings.

If you need to review - Summer School 2014, Parts 1-6.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find Part 6: Asserting Your Parent Rights. If you completed the series, don't forget to download your certificate.

Please don't hesitate to forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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I am NOT Powerless! I am a Parent Advocate!

No money! No background in education! But I knew it was my job as a mom to make sure my children have the best opportunities possible.

You CAN do this.

"My struggle has paid off. I am NOT powerless. I am a parent advocate."


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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.

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Assertiveness and Effective Parent Advocacy

Does this describe your advocacy style? Are you an assertive advocate who:

  • expresses himself clearly, directly, and without guilt
  • is not intimidated
  • prepares for meetings and stays informed
  • keeps records, documents everything
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Summer School 2014 Certificate

Congratulations! You have completed Summer School 2014: Parent Rights & Responsibilities in the IEP Process

You've learned that IDEA gives you the power to make educational decisions for your child. Do not be afraid to use your power wisely.

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