What is an IEP?
IEP or Individualized Education Program is a legal document defined under a US law known as IDEA. An IEP is developed for each public school child in the U.S. who needs special education.
IEP vs Special Education
An IEP and Special Education are the same thing. If you have an IEP, you are receiving Special Education. To receive Special Education, you must have an IEP.
To receive Special Education, your child must qualify for services. To qualify, ask your school for Special Education Evaluations.
How do I get an IEP
The IEP itself is not a disability. But, it means that your child is deemed eligible for Special Education under 1 of 14 identified disability categories.
Is IEP a disability?
What is the purpose of an IEP?
IEPs will have goals for your child & a complete list of the special education and services they are receiving. It also has a section for monitoring progress.
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