The 3 Most Commonly Asked Questions about IEPs

Event Recap
Dec. 23, 2021Updated Sep. 27, 2022
Wondering how to get through this IEP season? We have the answers! On Thursday, December 9, Undivided held a Q&A session with IEP Specialist and Navigator, Lisa Carey, where she answered parents’ top IEP questions. Check out the answers to the three most-asked questions here!
  1. When does a child need an IEP and when do they need a 504 Plan? What's the difference? Lisa explains the answer in this clip. Learn more about the differences in our article, What’s the Difference Between a 504 Plan and an IEP?
2. My child is not meeting their goals. What should I do? Lisa explains what you can do if your child is not making progress on their goals in this clip.
3. What can I do if I disagree with the IEP? Hear Lisa's answer in this clip, and read more about what you can do in our article, How to Review Your IEP Before Signing.

If you skipped assessments or had to do virtual assessments due to the pandemic, remember that you can request assessments at any time! Find out when your IEP meeting is scheduled, then send an email to request the assessments you feel your child needs. Don’t worry too much about the particular reason for the assessment, and keep it simple — most schools are aware of the missed or virtual assessments that need to be redone. Most importantly, if a triennial was skipped, be sure to get the academic testing done! If you don’t reschedule your missed triennial, your child’s academic assessment may not be brought up until your next triennial, which leaves 6 years of missed testing.

If you missed it or want to rewatch the Q&A session, find the full recording here.

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