IEPs are a part of public education. They’re given to eligible kids, ages 3 and up, who attend public school. That includes charter schools.
To be eligible for an IEP, a student has to:
Have one or more
of the 13 conditions
that are covered under IDEA, which includes learning disabilities like dyslexia
Need services to thrive in school
Private schools don’t offer IEPs. But students in private school may be able to get special education through what’s known as a service plan (also called an
Individual Services Plan
Even before they attend school, babies and toddlers can get services through
. Once kids turn 3, they can get an IEP through their local public school district.
There are no IEPs in college. But eligible students often can still get accommodations through college disability services.
what’s in an IEP