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I.E.P. Welcome!. Your host today: Candy Cooper. hi. Today’s show is brought to you by: The AWARE Project. The Parent Training & Information Center (PTI) for 30 counties in central & northeast Florida. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

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welcome

I.E.P.

Welcome!

Your host today:

Candy Cooper

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Today’s show is brought to you by:The AWARE Project

The Parent Training & Information Center (PTI) for 30 counties in central & northeast Florida

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education,Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

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So What’s the Big IDEA?

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

Look at All This Paperwork!

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So What’s the Big IDEA?

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

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Jeopardy Categories

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So What’s the Big IDEA?

Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

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So What’s the Big IDEA?

Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

Goals & Services

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Look at All This Paperwork!

Goals & Services

The IEP Meeting

Finding Solutions

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Look at All This Paperwork!

Goals & Services

The IEP Meeting

Finding Solutions

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Jeopardy Categories

So What’s the Big IDEA?

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

Look at All This Paperwork!

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IDEA

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
  • Guides states and school districts in providing specially designed instruction and related services
  • Parts A, B, C, and D
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To be eligible for IDEA…

  • A child must meet the criteria of one or more disability categories AND
  • Must also need specially designed instruction and related services
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IDEA Categories

  • Autism
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness)
  • Mental Retardation
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Autism
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness)
  • Mental Retardation
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech/Language Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment (Including Blindness)
  • Developmental Delays (Ages 3 through 9)
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Other Health Impaired

  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Condition
  • Hemophilia
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Leukemia
  • Nephritis
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Tourette Syndrome
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Principles Included in IDEA

  • Appropriate evaluation
  • Individualized Education Program/Plan (IEP)
  • Parent & student participation
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Procedural safeguards
  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
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FAPE according to IDEA

  • Special education and related services
  • Provided at public expense (without charge)
  • Provided under public supervision and direction
  • “…in conformity with the individualized education program.”
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So What’s the Big IDEA?

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

Look at All This Paperwork!

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The answer is:

The category that allows for children with ADD or ADHD to be identified as eligible under IDEA.

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YES!

The correct question was:

What is OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED?

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So What’s the Big IDEA?

The IEP Meeting

Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

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Referral Process

  • Pre-referral activities
  • Referral
  • Consent
  • Evaluation (60 days)
  • Eligibility Determination
  • Written request & consent for evaluation
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Evaluation Determines …

  • Category of disability
  • Whether the child needs specially designed instruction and/or related services
  • The present levels of academic achievement and related developmental needs
  • Whether any accommodations or modifications are needed
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Present Level - Domains

  • Curriculum & Learning
  • Independent Functioning
  • Social / Emotional
  • Communication
  • Health Care
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Independent Educational Evaluation

  • At public expense if parent disagrees
  • In writing / no reason
  • Without delay: IEE or Hearing
  • Hearing determines appropriateness of initial evaluation
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So What’s the Big IDEA?

Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

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The answer is:

It’s what parents can request if they disagree with an evaluation.

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YES!

The correct question was:

What is INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION (IEE)?

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Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

The IEP Meeting

Goals & Services

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IEP Meeting: Notice

  • Location
  • Time
  • Whom the school has invited
  • Purpose of the meeting
  • Native Language
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The IEP Team

Others withspecial expertise

Parents

Special Education Teacher

Child

Agency Rep

Interpret Evaluation Results

Regular Education Teacher

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The IEP Team

Others withspecial expertise

Parents

Special Education Teacher

Child

Agency Rep

Interpret Evaluation Results

Regular Education Teacher

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Alternative Participation

“…such as video conferences or conference calls…”

  • Parents
  • School / District Personnel
  • By agreement
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Active Participation

  • Speaking up
  • Asking questions
  • Making suggestions
  • Disagreeing
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Active Participation – Tips for Parents

  • Keep ongoing communication with teachers, therapists, etc.
  • Ask for a draft IEP before the meeting
  • Write a list of questions and concerns
  • Be “professional,” be prepared
  • Bring someone with you
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Active Participation - Benefits

Parents…

  • understand the process.
  • don’t feel lost.
  • get to know the team.
  • contribute to their children’s future outcomes
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Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

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DAILY

DOUBLE!

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The answer is:

It’s another great tip to help parents to become active IEP team members.

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The correct

DAILY DOUBLE

question was:

What is …?

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Look at All This Paperwork!

Evaluation & Eligibility

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Paperwork!

Why so much?!

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Page 1: Signatures

  • Who attended
  • Parent’s signature

(Exception: Child’s first IEP)

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Page 2: Special Factors

  • Consider:
    • Positive Behavioral Interventions
    • Language needs
    • Instruction in Braille
    • Communication needs
    • Assistive Technology needs
  • Special Transportation Services
  • Extended School Year (ESY)
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Page 3: Present Levels & Goals

Statements of:

  • Present Levels of Academic Achievement & Functional Performance
    • strengths, effect of disability, & priority educational need
  • Measurable Annual Goals
  • Evaluation Plan
    • measuring & reporting
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Page 4a: Transition at Age 14

Florida State Rules:

  • Standard or Special Diploma
  • Post-School Outcome
  • Transition Service Needs
  • Instruction / Information on Self-Determination
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Page 4b: Transition at Age 16

  • Goals based upon transition assessments
  • List of transition services
  • Age of Majority / Transfer of Rights
  • Interagency linkages
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Page 5: Provision of Services

  • Special Education
  • Related Services
  • Program Modifications
  • Supports for School Personnel
  • Supplementary Aids & Services
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Page 5: Provision of Services

  • Date for beginning of services
  • Frequency
  • Location
  • Duration
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Pages 6 & 7: Assessments & Placement

  • State & District-Wide Assessment Accommodations
  • Extent to which the child will NOT participate with nondisabled children
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Look at All This Paperwork!

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The answer is:

The age at which we start planning transition here in Florida.

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YES!

The correct question was:

What is FOURTEEN?

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Look at All This Paperwork!

Goals & Services

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Goals

  • Wording matters!
  • “Writing Special Education Goals” – 9,960,000 hits!
    • Learning a skill
    • Measurable
    • Specific
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Goals

Sunshine State Standards

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Goals

  • Measuring progress
  • Florida: Objectives & Benchmarks
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Related Services

  • Developmental
  • Corrective
  • Supportive
  • Assist in the achievement of a goal
  • Help to benefit from special education
  • Nonexhaustive
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CONNECT THE DOTS

Goal

Evaluation

Related Service

Priority Educational Need

Present Level

Effect of Disability

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The answer is:

Florida decided to keep these to measure progress.

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YES!

The correct question was:

What are OBJECTIVES & BENCHMARKS?

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The IEP experience can be different every time…

… it can be a bit of a surprise…

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Facilitated IEPs

Facilitated by:

  • An IEP team member
  • District representative
  • Parent
  • Trained Parent Advocate
  • Support Person
  • Student
  • Independent Trained Facilitator
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Mediation

  • Available even prior to filing for a due process hearing
  • No cost
  • Voluntary
  • Qualified and impartial mediator
  • Confidential
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Resolution Meeting

  • Within 15 days after request for due process hearing
  • IEP team members
  • School district representative
  • Not held if both parties agree in writing
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Look at All This Paperwork!

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The answer is:

This stage on the Conflict Resolution Options chart is the most formal and fixed.

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YES!

The correct question was:

What is Stage V or Legal Review?

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