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Legal Requirements of IEPs (CD-ROM)

If you are like many parents, when you receive a notice about an IEP meeting for your child, you feel anxious. The best antidote to negative emotions is accurate, reliable information. As your child's parent, you are the expert on your child. That is why you are a member of your child's IEP team.

Let Pete & Pam Wright teach you about the legal requirements of IEPs.
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Legal Requirements of IEPs by Pete Wright, Esq.In this 1.25 hour program on CD-ROM, Pete & Pam Wright will explain these legal requirements to you in clear, no-nonsense language. You will learn about:

  • present levels of academic achievement and functional performance
  • measurable academic and functional goals
  • how your child's progress will be measured, and when the school will provide you with periodic progress reports
  • appropriate accommodations on tests and alternative assessments
  • transition assessments and transition plans for "life after school"
  • reviewing and revising IEPs
  • placement decisions
  • and much more

Required Course book

The Legal Requirements of IEPs uses Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition as the required course book. As Pete explains specific concepts, he will have you make notes in your book so you can find important information quickly and easily.

If you do not have a copy of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, you can purchase it in the Wrightslaw Store.

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Legal Requirements of IEPs (1.25 hours) uses these references. They are included on the CD-ROM.

  • U. S. Code about IEPs
  • Code of Federal Regulations about IEPs
  • Commentary about IEPs
  • Model IEP Form

Note: This program is not about how to draft IEP goals or other nuts and bolts issues. This program focuses on the legal requirements for IEPs.

Read Reviews of the Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Series

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Programs: To view the program, you need to have free WebEx software installed on your computer. To see if you have WebEx installed correctly, please click here.

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WebEx To view Wrightslaw Multimedia Training programs, you need to have WebEx software installed on your computer.

If you don't know if you have WebEx software, check by clicking this test file. (Mac users: You can download the file to your hard drive first, or use IE or Firefox to open it. Do not use Safari.)

If the program opens, you have WebEx software. If the program doesn't open, please download and install the free WebEx software now. Be sure to choose .WRF Player. In some instances a window will pop up and WebEx asks questions for marketing purposes. You will be asked if you want to save the file. Yes, you want to save the file. After you save the file to your hard drive, you can close the window, or answer the questions. Then go back and click on the file saved on your hard drive to install the software.

If you have difficulty downloading and installing the software, check your browser and virus software because the download is probably being blocked.

After you download and install the free WebEx software, first click the test file, then click the two sample files used in the Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Series to hear
Pete describe the Purpose of the law and Pam discuss preparing for school meetings.


Wrightslaw Special Education Law & AdvocacyYour instructors for the Legal Requirements of IEPs training program are Pete Wright and Pam Wright.

Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary Law School where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and assisted with the Law School's Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Edcuation Advocacy (ISEA).

Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs. He successfully represented Shannon Carter before the United States Supreme Court in Florence County v. Shannon Carter (501 U.S. 7). Short bio.

Pam Wright is a psychotherapist who worked with children and families from the 1970's. Pam has written extensively about raising, educating and advocating for children with disabilities. She publishes The Special Ed Advocate, a weekly electronic newsletter. Short bio.

Pete and Pam Wright are the founders of

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