IEP Team: Equal Parent Participation
Tools for Parent Input

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ISSN: 1538-320
October 8, 2019

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image of man doing research in library stacksDo you find that requests made at the IEP meeting are sometimes forgotten, or sidestepped?

Do you have a good plan in your IEP, but have difficulty getting the school to implement your plan?

Schools must do all they can to ensure that parents participate in the IEP process.

…provisions are important to encourage parent participation in the IEP process, which is an important safeguard for ensuring FAPE under the Act.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you learn your role in the IEP process is equally important as the educational professionals. Get effective tools for taking control at IEP meetings and how to document what happens during the IEP process.

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Adding Parent Input to the IEP: Here's How

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Parents are free to provide input into their child’s IEP through a written report if they so choose.

Learn the strategy for getting the school to include your attachment as part of the IEP.

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Written Parent Opinions: A How-To Manual

IDEA 2004 specifically allows you to submit your concerns to the IEP Team.

Your Written Opinion is very powerful. It will become part of your child's educational record. The school can never say that it did not happen because you documented it.

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Parent Input at IEP Meetings

Parent Agenda, IEP Meeting Worksheet, Post Meeting Strategies - Chapters 25 and 26 in Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.

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How To Use a Parent IEP Attachment

Here's a simple tool you can use to document your requests, decisions made on your requests, and the reasons provided for these decisions.

A powerful little tool to make the IEP process a little more "parent friendly" and help keep the IEP Team on track.

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