Failing to Include a Parent at IEP Meetings
Violates IDEA

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ISSN: 1538-320
September 24, 2019

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image of parents and kids in hallway at schoolThe law is clear. Parents have the right to participate in the meeting when their child's IEP is developed.

  • Has your school held an IEP meeting when you were not able to attend?
  • If there are scheduling conflicts for an IEP meeting, whose attendance has priority?

You are an equal IEP team participant.

Your participation holds equal weight with other information presented and considered.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn the Court's decision in a landmark case about parent participation at IEP meetings. Parent attendance must take priority over attendance of other team members.

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

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Doug C. v. Hawaii: Critical Questions Answered about IEP Meetings

The Court said failing to include the parent at the IEP meeting violated the procedural requirement of IDEA and invalidated the IEP.

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Parents Are NOT Members of the IEP Team...Say What!?

Parents are and always have been members of the IEP team. As the parent of a child with special educational needs, you represent your child’s interests.

IDEA 2004, Section 1414(d) - parents are listed first.

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Poll: Parents as Team Members

We know parents are required members of the IEP team.

Do you know the other members required by IDEA?

Who is not required? Vote in the poll.

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