3 Tips from Parents for Advocating for Your Child in an IEP Meeting
Being an advocate for your child can make a world of difference when it comes to the services and supports written into their IEP. The IEP meeting can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to the whole process, but you don’t have to advocate for your child’s needs all on your own.
On May 26, 2022, we sat down with parent Isabelle Smith and Undivided Navigator Kelly Hatfield to hear about their collaborative kindergarten IEP experience and how they worked together to advocate for inclusion with supports for Isabelle’s daughter. Here’s what the conversation taught us about strong parent advocacy!
Do as much prep before the IEP meeting as you can
Be assertive but collaborative
Know your rights and your “why”
Watch the full recording
If you missed the event or want to review what we learned, you can catch the full recording here.
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