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Time to Organize Your Child's File

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ISSN: 1538-320
March 6, 2018

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You will understand the power of getting organized when you take your organized file to the IEP meeting this fall. You will gain a sense of control.

Many parents say that organizing the file is a powerful educational experience that helps design their master plan.

Learn the steps for correctly organizing, dating, and filing documents in your child's special education file. Find out what to do... and what NOT to do. We'll walk you through it - step by step.

Step #3: Create a document management system. Use Wrightslaw's parent-tested system for tracking your child’s educational history and quickly locating any document in your child’s file.

IEP Series Review: Step #1     #2

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn the importance of keeping and organizing records. You will learn where to start, what documents to keep, and how to develop your Master Provider List.

We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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Document Management System: Rules

There are some important rules you must follow when you write the date on everything. Your file system will not fail if you follow these rules for organizing your child's file.

Learn what information to include, how to sort and date your documents, and what to do with duplicates.


The Paper Chase: What Documents are Keepers?

Even the oldest documents in your child's history can sometimes help you make a case.

Get the guidelines for understanding the importance of different documents and how to organize them sensibly.

The Wright Tote IEP Kit with Books


Get Organized Before Your Next IEP Meeting!

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  • The Wright Tote
  • Pen/Highlighter combo
  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Sticky Notes
  • Daily Planner and Journal
  • #10 Envelopes
  • Contact Log, and
  • Recipe Cards for: 1 More Hour of Services Chocolate Chip Cookies and Team Building Truffles.


Success Story: What Organizing the File Can Do!

Debbie wanted a change of placement for her son. The school refused.

She organized her son's file - to include supporting documents from evaluations, test scores, clear requests made in writing, notes from taped IEP meetings, copies of all her letters, and more.

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