child needs an IEP

I think my child needs an IEP.

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. Or, search for the information you need.



What is an IEP?
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What is an IEP?

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How to Prevent and Get Out of Truancy Charges | IEP | 504

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School Truancy I looked at the mom/client sitting next to me in at truancy court, and gave her hand
Is A Child With Passing Grades Eligible For Special Education Under Idea? | What To Do When “His Grades Are Fine!”
Don’t IEP Alone

Is A Child With Passing Grades Eligible For Special Education Under Idea? | What To Do When “His Grades Are Fine!”

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Denied an IEP or 504 because Grades are Good I had this client one time who has a phenomenal memory. I
How to get an IEP for your Child, explained by a Special Education Advocate.
Special Education

How to get an IEP for your Child, explained by a Special Education Advocate.

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How to get an IEP. Gather your thoughts about your child and their struggles at school. Decide if meeting with
How and When to Write to your IEP Team | IEP Letter Templates | 504
Special Education

How and When to Write to your IEP Team | IEP Letter Templates | 504

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How to Write a Letter to School You will definitely want to bookmark or pin this post. I have often
IEP Testing and Evaluations: What Parents Should Know  | Timelines | Initial Evals
Don’t IEP Alone

IEP Testing and Evaluations: What Parents Should Know | Timelines | Initial Evals

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IEP Evaluations Different variations of questions come up about IEP evaluations all the time. Parents are unclear about timelines, what
How to Get Started with an IEP For Your Child.
Don’t IEP Alone

How to Get Started with an IEP For Your Child.

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Getting Started in the World of IEPs IEP stands for Individual Education Plan. It is just what it says. Children
Special Education

I asked for an IEP and was offered a 504/RTI instead.

By March 18, 2019 0
I asked for an IEP and was offered a 504/RTI instead. I have lots of friends who are teachers. One
What is RTI in School? What does it mean? RTI vs. MTSS
Special Education

What is RTI in School? What does it mean? RTI vs. MTSS

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RTI Response to Intervention | MTSS What is RTI at school? Who determines what RTI looks like for a kid? Can
What to Do When your Child Keeps Getting Sent Home from School.
Special Education

What to Do When your Child Keeps Getting Sent Home from School.

By October 27, 2019 0
My son keeps getting sent home from school! We all know the feeling. Your phone rings. You look. It’s
{504 Plan vs. IEP} 6 Important Differences between the two.
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{504 Plan vs. IEP} 6 Important Differences between the two.

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Difference Between 504 and IEP Here are some of the key differences between an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and a 504 Plan.
What can I ask for on my child’s IEP? And how do I get my team to agree?
Special Education

What can I ask for on my child’s IEP? And how do I get my team to agree?

By February 22, 2020 0
What to Ask for on your IEP “I don’t know what to ask for on my IEP!” That question
Dyslexia and SLD | How to Create Meaningful, Measurable IEP Goals for your Child.
Special Education

Dyslexia and SLD | How to Create Meaningful, Measurable IEP Goals for your Child.

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The Difference between Dyslexia and a Specific Learning Disability Dyslexia is a type of learning disability that is a language-based
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