Prepare for my first IEP
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Prepare for my first IEP

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Published: Feb. 27, 2023Updated: May. 23, 2024

Age3 - 18 years
DiagnosisAll diagnoses
When to do itOne month before IEP
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) includes new words, acronyms, and many different parts. Learn the essentials and get prepared with a breakdown of the information you need regarding your child’s eligibility, district assessments, placement options, and more.
An IEP holds the school responsible for providing accommodations and services for your child to access their education. The more you know about participating in the IEP process, the better you can advocate for your child with the rest of the IEP team.


Curated by our research team, signed off by experts and parents alike, guides walk you through the entire process, step-by-step. They cover common pitfalls and how to navigate complexities in order to accomplish your goal.

First IEP #1: Prepare for my child’s IEP meeting
Attending your child’s first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting can be overwhelming. You will come across many new words and acronyms, and the IEP itself has many parts. We will help you learn the essentials and get prepared.
9 steps
12 tasks
First IEP #2: Review the school district’s assessments and attend my child’s IEP eligibility meeting
We’ll guide you through reviewing the assessments, gathering your documents, and attending the IEP meeting.
8 steps
11 tasks
First IEP #3: Review the IEP, visit the school placement offered in the IEP, and make decisions
We’ll guide you through reviewing the IEP, visiting the classroom(s), and deciding where your child will attend school.
4 steps
8 tasks
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