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IEP Review & Resolution

Here are some terms used in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which you will hear frequently:

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP: Individualized Education Program

Public Agency: this usually refers to the child’s local school system.

According to IDEA, the IEP must be reviewed at least annually. An IEP Team is responsible for reviewing the child’s IEP periodically and revising, as appropriate. The IEP team is required by law to include the parent or guardian, at least one of your child’s general education teachers, at least one of your child’s special education teachers, a school district representative with the power to approve school resources, an expert who can interpret your child’s evaluation results, and your child at the age of 15 or older.

Note: The parents of a child with a disability have the right to request an IEP meeting at any time.

Effective communication is key during these meetings to reach agreements. However, it is true that – sometimes – disputes are inevitable. After the annual IEP review has taken place, if a parent has concerns about their child’s progress or placement, it is acceptable for the parent to request that the IEP team meet again. This will give the parent and IEP team a chance to discuss any concerns and create a plan for a solution

Your child’s IEP team will likely be their team for their entire school career. So, it is important that parents and members of the team form a habit of communicating respectfully with each other.

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