How to Stay Positive when you Hate IEP Meetings | IEP Gossip

How to Stay Positive when you Hate IEP Meetings | IEP Gossip

IEP Negativity Recently there was a lively discussion in our Facebook group. A teacher said something inappropriate to a student. Not sexual or anything like that, just unprofessional. But I took a lot of grief from members because I presented the teacher’s side. After all, she had been criticized on social media by the parents….

How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting | Checklist | Be a Better Advocate

How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting | Checklist | Be a Better Advocate

IEP Meetings This is a really old post that I have been meaning to update for ages. I see the image show up on Pinterest and I just cringe because I know that the information that is on this site now is just so much better than it was in 2013. The old post didn’t…

How Long Does the School Have to Respond to an IEP Meeting Request? What about an Emergency?

How Long Does the School Have to Respond to an IEP Meeting Request? What about an Emergency?

Parent Request for IEP Meeting Timeline IDEA does not define this. Some state special education regulations have set a time limit on how long the school has to respond to your request. You can read more on how to request an IEP meeting and what to do if it’s an emergency below. How often can…

Requesting an IEP Meeting |  Who | How | Letter Templates

Requesting an IEP Meeting | Who | How | Letter Templates

How to Request an IEP Meeting This one should be filed under “blog posts I never thought I’d have to do.” I never realized how much misinformation there is surrounding asking for an IEP meeting. Who can request an IEP meeting? How do you request an IEP meeting? Can a parent request an IEP meeting…

Are You Being Gaslighted at School or IEP Meetings? {Spoiler Alert: Probably!}

Are You Being Gaslighted at School or IEP Meetings? {Spoiler Alert: Probably!}

Gaslighting at School I remember the first time I was gaslighted at an IEP meeting. It probably wasn’t the first time, but it was the first time that I remember. I was working in a local district, and I had been there a lot. This particular district had a horrible reputation as far as discipline…

What does LEA stand for in Special Education? Explained by an IEP Advocate.

What does LEA stand for in Special Education? Explained by an IEP Advocate.

What does LEA stand for? LEA is one of those special education acronyms that is more complex than it needs to be. The LEA is a largely misunderstood position or role at IEP meetings. Many times, parents want to exclude the LEA from their IEP meeting! In my professional opinion, that is not a good…