Blog:  The Inside Track

Start School Strong Week 5: Get a Jump on IEPs, 504 Plans and Other Services

The Inside Track blog post by The Understood Team
Aug 29, 2016

An IEP meeting

Your child’s IEP or 504 plan is what gets her the support she needs at school—and you’ll want her to get it from day one. Even if your IEP or 504 team meeting is set for later in the year, it’s important to review documents and learn as much as you can now. This can help your child get the best support possible, as early as possible.

“RTI meeting was yesterday, and we all agreed that further evaluation for special education services needs to occur. My child’s teacher is great, and has already been using many innovative accommodations and interventions in the classroom. She has gone above and beyond, in my opinion, and I’m grateful.” —A parent from the Understood Community

This last week of Start School Strong, we’re focusing on school supports and services. Discover tips on getting your child’s IEP or 504 plan going at the start of the year and preparing for team meetings. We also have information on RTI, and how to get an IEP or a 504 plan for your child.

Here’s what’s in store for this week:








This is the last week of Start School Strong, which means school has either started for your child or will soon. Keep in mind that we have tons of tools and tips that you can access now, or any time.

Explore more back-to-school resources, and go to Parenting Coach for age-specific ideas on how to help your child manage transitions and other challenges.

If you have more questions about the back-to-school transition—or just want to share words of encouragement with other parents—visit us on Facebook or join a community group.

Here’s to new opportunities for success in the new school year!

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