Parents, you are an expert in your child! Your thoughts, questions, and feedback are valuable in the IEP development. In this role, it is essential that you understand the IEP and its parts, why the IEP is important, and the valuable role you play in creating the IEP. This resource includes information to consider before, during, and after the IEP meeting. It includes information about the parts of the meeting, questions to consider asking during the meeting, and a place to take notes.
Educators, we encourage you to share and review this guide with families to ensure they have a clear understanding of the IEP development process and the important role they play.
We would like to thank staff from Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans and Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center, Nicole Bucka, and educators at Ella Risk School Elementary School in Central Falls Rhode Island for their feedback on these resources. To ensure these resources are as helpful as possible for parents and families, we welcome any suggested edits or ways to make the content more accessible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.