Unite and Conquer: Education Advocate Lisa Carey and Parent Leeza Woodbury Talk IEP Strategies

Event Recap
Oct. 26, 2021Updated Nov. 22, 2022

The Undivided: Unite and Conquer! series brings parents and specialists together to talk through and problem-solve issues. On October 1, 2021, Undivided parent Leeza Woodbury sat down with Education Advocate Lisa Carey to talk about parent amendments to IEPs and the Least-Restrictive Environment (LRE). They also discussed what happens if you need to pull back on some of the goals and services in your child’s IEP and how to ensure you get those services back.

Watch the full recording below or check out our clips for the highlights!

What if parents want to temporarily pause a service listed in the IEP? Your request should be in writing. Check out this clip for Lisa's advice to Leeza on what to write and why.
Lisa emphasizes that a parent is a part of the IEP team. Your expertise on your child matters, and if you disagree with the team, it's important to address those areas of disagreement until you can come to a satisfactory IEP. Check out this clip for some examples of how parents can work with their IEP team.
If you're looking into changing your child's educational placement for any reason, it's important to understand your options. Listen to this clip for Lisa's overview, explanation of what LRE means, and advice for approaching the IEP team about this change.
Need more IEP support? Undivided can help you understand the services that your child may be entitled to, learn how to advocate while fostering collaboration, and get expert tips so you can enter your IEP meeting feeling prepared and confident. Read more about our IEP services here!
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