After the IEP

After the IEP



How do you know if your child’s IEP is being implemented in all the ways the team agreed it should be? Learn how to ensure that your child is receiving the services, accommodations, or focus on goals that they need.

What do I need to do before signing the IEP?

While the district may be anxious for you to sign the IEP at the meeting, it is best not to — you will need time to review the document, process what was discussed, and go over any points that may not have been resolved. Start by making sure that all accommodations, goals, and services are written as they were agreed to in the meeting, including service hours, location, and frequency. Compare the IEP to your meeting notes to make sure everything you requested is included. Is there anything carried over from a previous year that is now outdated? Check out our article How to Review Your IEP Before Signing for a full checklist of items to review. If you're reviewing an IEP to sign before school gets out for the summer, this article provides plenty of tips for what to consider.



What do I need to do before signing the IEP?

How do I make sure my child’s IEP is being implemented as written?

When should I file for due process?

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