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ensure that a child's individual special education goals are
met, the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA) requires that "Individualized Education Programs"
(IEPs) be prepared jointly by school personnel and parents. The
following sites provide information and guidance about IEPs and
their preparation. For information about the IEP process in each
state, check the DRM Regional Resources
- A Guide
to the Individualized Education Program
- This guide
was produced by U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special
Education and Rehabilitation Services "to assist educators,
parents, and State and local educational agencies in implementing
the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs
(IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged
children." Topics covered include: contents of the IEP;
additional state and school-system content; the IEP team members;
writing the IEP; deciding placement; after the IEP is written;
implementing the IEP; reviewing and revising the IEP; what if
parents dont agree with the IEP? A sample IEP form, information
resources, and federal regulations are also included.
- IEP Planning
- This section
of the Kids Together
web site includes a 16-page guide to IEP planning, as well as
an adaptation check list, information about adapting curricula,
and tips on getting what your child needs.
Education Plan (I.E.P.)
- This page
from the Autism Society of America provides a a good overview
of the IEP and how to write one.
Education Program (IEP) Parent Preparation and Planning
- This overview
from a dyspraxia web site discusses what to do before the IEP
conference; at the meeting; explaining evaluation results; writing
the goals and objectives of the IEP; and placement decisions
and related services.
Education Programs (IEPs)
by the National Information Center on Children and Youth with
Disabilities, "this publication provides substantial guidance
regarding the legal requirements for developing a student's IEP.
It is a verbatim reprinting of (a) federal regulations about
IEPs, and (b) Appendix A (formerly Appendix C) to the IDEA 97,
which is a series of questions and answers about federal regulations
on the IEP."
In Depth: Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)
- LD OnLine
has compiled an array of informative articles and useful forms
to help parents and educators make the most of the I.E.P. process.
Topics include "Ten Ways to Take Charge of Your Child's
IEP Meeting or Family Support Plan," "Seven Habits
of Highly Effective IEP Teams," "Writing Individualized
Education Programs (IEPs) For Success," and more.
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) For Success
- A very good
article from the Learning Disabilities Association.
- Education (Index)
- Resources in your state
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