IEP Facts: Terminating Eligibility or IEP Services

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ISSN: 1538-320
April 21, 2015

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The school is required to do a comprehensive evaluation before they can terminate your child's eligibility from special ed.

teen boy in class at schoolThis is not a decision one or two people can make.

You and the school need objective testing of your child’s academic skills to know if he is ready to exit special education.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn that eligibility decisions must be based on comprehensive evaluations. If you are trying to make a decision about terminating IEP services, or the school wants to terminate eligibility, find out what you should do.

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Can The School Terminate My Child's Eligibility?

The school said my daughter was 'no longer LD' because her IQ is 'solidly average' and she makes good grades. They want to terminate all special ed services.

The school's criteria for determining if your daughter is still eligible for special education - her IQ score and grades - is incorrect and inappropriate.


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Discontinuing IEP Services

My daughter says she gets nothing from special ed. She wants to quit. Can we discontinue services?

Before making any decisions about discontinuing services and the IEP, Pam Wright explains what you should do.


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Termination Just Before Transition: Is This Best?

Don’t allow the school to terminate your child’s eligibility unless, and until, you are convinced that she is:

  • functioning well
  • can get a good job
  • is able to pursue further education if she wants to

More about Eligibility


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