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IEP Meeting Advice
While every child and their situation is different, here are some very common questions or issues that we see. Check and see if your issue is in here first. If not, ask in the Facebook group.
My IEP Meeting is tomorrow!
After the IEP meeting~What to expect + what parents need to do.
How to avoid IEP Meeting Negativity.
Who attends an IEP meeting? Can I exclude people?
The misogyny of IEP meetings.
Should you record your IEP meeting?
How to Not Cry at your IEP Meeting.
How to Improve your IEP Meetings.
Should I bring food to the IEP meeting?
Who or What is the LEA at an IEP Meeting?
10 Dos and Don'ts for your First IEP Meeting.
How and When to Request an IEP Meeting.
The Secret that will have you Stop Stressing over IEP Meetings. Yes, really.
These 6 Principles of IDEA must be applied at every IEP meeting.
6 Reasons Why Your Child Should Attend their IEP Meeting.
How to Know if you are Ready for your IEP Meeting. (free printable checklist!)
Top 50 IEP Meeting Questions
If yours is not one of the above questions, up at the top of the page is a search option.
Click here for IEP Goal or Accommodation/Strategy Ideas.
Where can I find a special education/IEP advocate?
- Start with your state’s Protection and Advocacy group. Call and ask if they have Special Education Advocates.
- Call around to other advocacy groups such as the Arc, NAMI, CF Foundation, etc. Many times these groups will be able to direct you.
- Do an internet search. Some places call them parent mentors, parent partners, parent buddies and so on.
- Some professional organizations like COPAA maintain a list on their website.
- Wrightslaw has Yellow Pages.
- Pennsylvania has Right to Education Task Forces in every county. By law, these are parent-led groups and often have knowledgeable parents leading them or participating. A good resource to find advocates.
Thanks for visiting!
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