Scheduling the IEP Meeting and Notifying Parents

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Scheduling the IEP Meeting and Notifying Parents at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/scheduling/———————September 2010This info in Spanish | Esta información … [Read more...]

Is an Interpreter Needed?

September 2010 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español School systems must take the necessary steps to give parents the opportunity to understand the proceedings at an IEP team meeting. This includes... "...arranging for an interpreter for parents with deafness or whose native language is other than English." [§300.322(e)] Although this requirement is not new in IDEA, it is an important obligation for public agencies and … [Read more...]

Module 14: Meetings of the IEP Team

 Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY's website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it will remain available. The new address of Module 14, Meetings of the IEP Team, at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module14/ by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with DisabilitiesMay … [Read more...]

Before you sign your child’s IEP

Advice from About Special Children. (posted September 1, 2011)http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/bb/signiep.htm  … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Comments Heard at an IEP Meeting

by Dennise Goldberg Cross-posted from The Friendship Circle Blog, courtesy of Special Education AdvisorIn my job as a special education advocate, and my other job as a parent of a child with special needs, I have been involved in too many Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings to count. During these numerous IEP meetings I have met some wonderful, caring, knowledgeable, well-meaning teachers and school personnel.I have also, at times, heard … [Read more...]

Individualized Education Programs: Legal Requirements and Research Findings

September 2013Read the article (PDF)About this ArticleThe individual education program (IEP) is of critical importance to educators, parents, and students. Through the IEP process school-based teams (a) assess the educational needs of a student, (b) develop meaningful and measurable goals that direct the student's program, (c) develop and implement a program of special education and related services, and (d) monitor the student's progress toward his … [Read more...]

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