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Is your child on an IEP? If the answer is yes, or if you think maybe he or she should be, then this workshop is for you.
The IEP is the most powerful tool parents have to create a successful learning environment for their child.
View the video presentations above to learn about the different parts of an IEP. You will also learn how to work with your school to develop a successful program for your child.
The workshop videos include these segments:
Psychological evaluations and how they are used to determine eligibility.
IEP law varies from state to state. Some of the content presented in the workshop on this page is specific to Kentucky or Ohio.
Before initiating an IEP for your child, we recommend researching IEP regulations through your state Board of Education and other regional or local special education support organizations.
Additional State and School-System Content
States and school systems have a great deal of flexibility about the information they require in an IEP.
Some states and school systems have chosen to include in the IEP additional information to document their compliance with other state and federal requirements. (Federal law requires that school districts maintain documentation to demonstrate their compliance with federal requirements.)
Generally speaking, extra elements in IEPs may be included to document that the state or school district has met certain aspects of federal or state law, such as:
IEP Forms in Different Places
While the law tells us what information must be included in the IEP, it does not specify what the IEP should look like.
No one form or approach or appearance is required or even suggested.
Each state may decide what its IEPs will look like. In some states individual school systems design their own IEP forms.
Thus, across the United States, many different IEP forms are used. What is important is that each form be as clear and as useful as possible, so that parents, educators, related service providers, administrators, and others can easily use the form to write and implement effective IEPs for their students with disabilities.
The IEP Workshop was held April 20, 2013, and was brought to you by the 22Q‐VCFS Family Support Network & Cincinnati Children’s 22Q‐VCFS Center.
If you have questions, contact:
• 22q Deletion Velocardiofacial at a Glance − Information for teachers from Genetic Education Materials for School Success
• Communicating with Your Child’s School Through Letter Writing
• IEP and Lesson Plan Development Handbook
• Sample Letter Requesting Evaluation for Special Education
• Sample Letter to Teacher Regarding My Child
• IEP Process (Outline for Kentucky)
• Program Modifications and Adaptations Worksheet
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