How to Prepare for Your Child’s First IEP
5 things you should know before you go into the IEP meeting
Kelly recommends that you request copies of your child’s assessments and a draft of the IEP (or at least the goals) about five days before the IEP meeting. This way, you’ll have time to review these documents and write your questions down in advance, which will help you prepare for discussion during the meeting. (Not all schools are happy to provide copies in advance, but you won’t know until you ask!)
Watch this clip for four more tips for going into the IEP meeting, including what to say if the school tells you, “We don’t/can’t do that”:
3 things to do after the IEP meeting
Make sure you know your rights as a parent
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