Understanding Individual Education Plans (IEP's)

Getting started

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 My child’s school asked me to come to a “referral meeting” to talk about my child’s needs. What should I expect at this meeting? 

What is an eligibility meeting?

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 Now I’ve been invited to an “eligibility meeting” to talk about my child’s evaluation results and whether he/she should have an IEP (Individual Education Plan). What do I need to know? 

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Where can I learn about the evaluations the school might use?

What should I expect in an IEP meeting?

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 What will we talk about in an IEP meeting? What do I need to prepare to share?

What about reevaluation?

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 My child’s IEP needs to be reevaluated. What exactly does that mean? 

What can I even ask for in an IEP?

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I know my child needs help to succeed in their general ed classroom... Where can I learn about what accomodations and modifcations might be appropriate?