Navigating the Individualized Education Plan
For some parents and caregivers, a new school year may mean a new individualized education plan (IEP) for your child. An IEP is developed to ensure that a child with an identified disability receives specialized instruction, accommodation, services and support to help them succeed in school. Educators, the parents/caregivers and the child meet to determine the specific plan. Some parents/caregivers going through the IEP process — especially for the first time — may feel lost or unsure about how to effectively advocate for their child. Below are two videos that explain the process of how an IEP is developed and how to prepare for the IEP meeting from the parent perspective.