IEP 101: What Is an IEP?
An Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, is central to any families’ experience of special education. The IEP meeting is where you will meet with your school team and build a plan for your child’s special education goals and services, which — true to the “individualized” in its name — should be tailored to your child’s unique needs. The plan becomes a legal agreement between you and your school that must be followed. Dr. Caitlin Solone, education advocate, teacher educator, and faculty at UCLA, gave Undivided an overview of IEPs.