By Kristin Stanberry
Who will be at your child’s IEP meetings? Knowing who will be at table—and who you’re allowed to invite—can help you prepare with confidence.
Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education and consumer health/wellness.
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
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You suggest that I inform the district that an advocate is coming to the meeting. However, if and advocate or my husband come, am I required by law to inform the school? In writing? How soon?
This is a great question. As a parent, your husband is definitely invited to the meeting. You might consider asking your district for its policies on informing them about bringing advocates and other professionals to IEP meetings. Federal law doesn’t require that you inform the school, though it's a courtesy to let them know ahead of time.
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