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Who should be present at an IEP meeting?

Who should be present at an IEP meeting?

Published: Mar. 14, 2022Updated: Jun. 28, 2022

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) states that the following individuals must participate in developing a student’s IEP:

  • The parent(s)
  • General education teacher (if applicable)
  • Special education teacher
  • A representative of the school or district who is qualified to discuss and oversee the IEP, and has knowledge of both the general curriculum and public resources
  • An individual, such as a therapist, who can interpret the results of assessments
  • An additional specialist invited by the parent(s) or school, such as an advocate, or a private therapist or specialist (optional)

Remember: An individual on the IEP team can assume more than one of the above roles.

When (and after) the student turns 14, the IEP meeting must also include:

  • A transition services representative
  • The student (especially when post-secondary goals are discussed)

For more, see our article The IEP Meeting: Team Players and their Roles.

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