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Individualized education plans

Individualized Education Plans

Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc.

Individualized education plans

Stop right there! How am I supposed to see what he needs is on an IEP when I don't even know what I can ask for? Why don't you start with what should be on an IEP and what a good IEP looks like, so I can even know if my son has a good one or not?"-Spirit Lake mother

At spirit lake consulting iep workshop you receive
At Spirit Lake Consulting IEP Workshop you receive:

  • Information on special education rights

  • Step-by-step instruction on preparing for: evaluation, access to student records, IEP meetings, due process hearings, and other special education meetings

  • Basic training on how to get the services you need from school districts

  • Free special education materials on CD-ROM

  • And much more

How this workshop helps
How this workshop helps

  • Does Someone You Know Have Special Education Needs? Do They Know Their Rights?

Do they need help in
Do they need help in ...

  • Understanding their rights under federal special education laws (IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehab Act)?

  • Obtaining appropriate special education services for a student?

  • Accessing and understanding students’ evaluations?

  • Preparing for meetings on students’ Individual Education Plans?

  • Accessing students’ records?

  • Preparing for hearings when they disagree with school decisions?

Definition of iep

Definition of IEP

A written statement of what the student with a disability should be taught, who will teach it, and how much time the child will spend with children who do not have disabilities.

An iep contains
An IEP contains …

  • What the student will learn this year, (educational goals)

  • Where he/she will learn this (alternative school, regular or special classroom

  • Services the school will provide (speech therapy, physical therapy, counseling

An iep also contains
An IEP also contains …

  • Whether the student will start services year-round or during the school year

  • When services will start, how often the student will receive services and how long they will last

  • Whether the student will have the same high school graduation requirements as other students

Help with the iep meeting
Help with the IEP meeting

  • Parent can bring anyone they want to the meeting

  • If you don’t feel comfortable asking for what you need, bring someone else to ask for you

  • Discuss with your student what you want decided in the meeting

What can a student parent do at an iep meeting
What can a student/parent do at an IEP meeting?

  • Ask for what the student needs!!

  • Ask for different goals, extra services, anything you feel is necessary

  • Encourage the student to go to their own IEP meeting

Quick tips involving parents
Quick Tips - Involving Parents

  • Make sure the parents know there is a meeting do not assume they are just uninterested

  • Use non-traditional means of communication, such as sending notes home with the bus driver

  • Provide transportation

  • Provide child care

  • Provide refreshments

Tips for students involved in iep meetings
Tips for students involved in IEP meetings

  • Think ahead of time about what you want to learn this year

  • Think about what you want to do when you get out of school

  • Talk about your ideas with other people

  • Practice speaking in front of a mirror or talking into a tape recorder

More tips for students
More tips for students

  • Talk to your parents about what you want decided at the meeting

  • Talk to your teachers about what you want

  • Write a note if you do not want to go, or have someone help you write it

  • Bring someone to the meeting to back you up

Examples of what should be in an iep
Examples of what should be in an IEP

  • Statement of how the student is doing

  • Details about how often the parents will be notified about the student’s progress

  • Proof that the team addressed parent concerns

  • Results of recent tests and details about upcoming tests

  • Transition planning

Facts about the iep process
Facts about the IEP process

  • Every student in special education is required to have an IEP

  • The IEP should be completed before services are provided to the student

  • The parents should get a free copy of the IEP or other other information

  • If neither parent can attend the meeting, the school must ensure parent participation by phone calls, etc.

Suspending or expelling students with disabilities
Suspending or expelling students with disabilities

  • Notify parents on the same day the decision is made

  • Give the parents a copy of their rights

  • Hold an IEP meeting w/in 10 days to decide if the behavior was due to the student’s disability

  • Write up a plan to correct the student’s behavior