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IEP Team Meetings: A Guide To Participation For Parents - featured September 3, 2010

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[Source: NASP]

By Keith Hyatt, PhD
Western Washington University

A parent’s first encounter with the Individualized Education Program—the IEP—can be intimidating. However, participation in special educational planning is critical in assuring positive long-term outcomes for students with disabilities.

Parents and guardians of school-age children with disabilities need to be familiar with relevant regulations and procedures for developing an IEP to fully participate in IEP development and long-term planning. Similarly, students who have attained legal adult status in their state and have assumed responsibility for their own IEP need information to assure informed participation at their IEP meetings.


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