When a child receives special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), he or she must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This is a written document listing, among other things, the special educational services that the child will receive. The IEP is developed by a team that includes the child’s parents and school staff.
The IEP is an extremely important document in the educational lives of students with disabilities receiving special education under IDEA. As a parent, you will want to work closely with educators to develop a plan to help your child succeed in school. The IEP describes the goals the team sets for your child during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them.
Yet, the entire IEP process can be an emotional roller coaster, and it is easy for you as a parent to feel overwhelmed, confused, and intimidated.
How ADA Helps
ADA provides resources that will help you learn more about IEPs—what the law requires, what information a typical IEP contains, how IEPs are developed, and much more. You have certain rights as a parents of a child with special needs, and we want to make sure you understand everything contained within your child’s IEP, and alleviate any concerns you may have.
We can also direct you toward where to receive help with your IEP, including obtaining someone who can attend meetings with you, help you get services, and assist you with your educational plan for your child.
We welcome you to reach out for help. Please contact us today.