Modified School Days and IEPs If your child has an IEP or 504, can they get a shortened school day or modified school schedule as an accommodation? The short answer is yes. But, it’s not a simple yes/no question. There are many considerations for the IEP team to discuss to ensure that your child still […]
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Please note that I have categorized this information into several subsets. Hopefully that makes it easier for you to navigate
- IEP Goal Information, Lists of IEP Goal Suggestions, Lists of IEP and 504 Accommodations.
- Section 504 Plans
- IEP Meeting Information and Advice/Tips
- Understanding the different components and sections of an IEP.
Use the search bar up top to answer your specific IEP questions. But also, here is some of the most popular and helpful information.
IEP Stay Put (a) Except as provided in §300.533, during the pendency of any administrative or judicial proceeding regarding a due process complaint notice requesting a due process hearing under §300.507, unless the State or local agency and the parents of the child agree otherwise, the child involved in the complaint must remain in his or […]
IEP Progress Monitoring Definition of individualized education program (IEP)… an IEP will include… (3) A description of—(i) How the child’s progress toward meeting the annual goals described in paragraph (2) of this section will be measured; and(ii) When periodic reports on the progress the child is making toward meeting the annual goals (such as through the use of […]
IEP Information for Parents Raise your hand if you just LOVE going to IEP meetings. (waits) No one? Raise your hand if you drink a bottle of wine the evening of an IEP meeting? A-ha! There, now I see some hands. I often say, “You don’t know what you don’t know” and the IEP meeting […]
The IEP Process. For me, the IEP process is not something that I pay attention to just once a year and hope for the best. I’m not trying to shame anyone, but when you contact me and say, “My IEP meeting is in 45 minutes, can you tell me…..” I know that you are not […]
IEP Preparation Checklist As an advocate, I have attended literally hundreds of IEP meetings. I know you, Moms. You’re stressed and anxious. But attending all those IEP meetings has also given me a tremendous view of all kinds of people and meetings and ways to prepare. If you hire a Special Education Advocate, you might […]