The Complete IEP Guide

The Complete IEP Guide

How to Advocate for your Special Ed Child

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Baker & Taylor
Outlines the Individualized Education Program, and details how to arrange the best program for a child and resolve disputes with school systems.

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Siegel, a special education attorney and advocate who teaches special education law, leads parents through the individualized education program (IEP) process. He covers each step involved and the relevant rights and how parents can be an advocate for their children in special education. He explains the Individuals with Disabilities Act; making a formal request to start the special education process and obtaining school records; getting organized; developing the child’s IEP blueprint that includes the placement, services, and teaching strategies for the child; evaluations of the child; who is eligible for special education; exploring options and making the case for the child’s special educational needs; writing IEP goals; preparing for and attending the IEP meeting; resolving IEP disputes through due process; filing a complaint; hiring a lawyer and doing legal research; and joining or forming a parent organization. This edition includes two new Supreme Court decisions and developments in special education voucher programs. It includes forms, sample letters, and resources. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This is the best available guide for parents of children with disabilities. It combines legal information with practical advice and gives parents the step-by-step instructions they need to navigate the complicated process of creating and maintaining an IEP for their child with special needs.
Get the educational services and support your child deserves

Federal law guarantees every child a free appropriate education, and the goal of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is to assure that every child with special needs receives what the law promises. But if you have a special ed child, you know that your family must make sure the school follows through. This powerful book covers:
  • eligibility rules and assessments
  • working with outside experts
  • developing your child's ideal educational program
  • preparing for and attending IEP meetings
  • resolving disputes with school districts.
The 9th edition covers two new Supreme Court decisions and developments in special ed voucher programs. It provides key forms, sample letters, and resources you need at every stage of the IEP process. With it, you can make sure your child gets a good education?the education he or she deserves.

Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, [2017]
Edition: 9th edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 1413323855 (pbk.)
9781413323856 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 371.90973 SIE 2017
Characteristics: 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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