How do I get an IEP?
Is your child struggling at school? Are his/her grades going down? Has there been an increase in behaviors, or maybe school refusal?
The best advice I can give is: Go with your gut!
Most parents come to this site with nothing more than a gut feeling that something isn’t going right. I’m here to help you define your gut feelings and turn them into action steps.
The second best piece of advice I have is: If you end up living “the IEP life” then fully immerse yourself in it. A little bit at a time.
The IEP process is overwhelming and complex. I have a ton of information on here, but don’t try to drink from the firehose.
Getting Started with IEPs
With an IEP, you don’t actually ask the team for an IEP. You ask that your child “be evaluated for special education services.” I have letter templates and all the information you need below.
Here are a few articles to get you started on getting your child the help he/she needs.
Or, search for the information you need.