Lisa Lightner

My goal is to make your IEP process easier. There are only a few thousand people in the country who know as much about IEPs as I do. I'm an IEP/Special Education Advocate who has attended 100s of IEP meetings. I live in Chester County, PA with my husband and two boys. When I'm not here, I'm probably in Harrisburg or DC lobbying!

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Do IEPs Transfer? Can We Stay In The Same School If We Move? FAQs About School And Moving

School, IEPs And Moving To A Different School/State Families move. It happens. Jobs, marriage, divorce, lots of reasons. The most important takeaways from this article are: Just because a child moves, does not mean that their needs have changed. So why should their IEP change? The new school district MUST PROVIDE you with any proposed …

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What is an IEP?

IEP For as much time as I spending talking and teaching parents about IEPs, I don’t think I’ve ever actually explained what an IEP and FAPE is. If your child is struggling at school (and not just academics!) then perhaps someone has suggested that you pursue an IEP for your child. The IEP process itself …

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