By Kristin Stanberry
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) team includes several people, including you. Learn about who’s on the team and what role each person plays.
Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education and consumer health/wellness.
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
The first four people listed--parents, a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and an administrator--are required by law to be at every IEP meeting, as are related service providers if their part of the program is to be discussed or modified. If this is not going to happen, parents and the school are supposed to agree in writing that this is okay. And, the excused member ahould submit relevant information or... Read More feedback in writing for the team to consider. If you get to the table and someone isn't there and you weren't expecting it, you definitely have the right to ask for them to be there or to reschedule the meeting. Here's a link to the information in IDEA (the federal special education law) that can back up that position: idea.ed.gov/.../,root,dynamic,TopicalBrief,9,
@pkny: It's so unfortunate that it's been such a struggle. I'm relieved to know that you found a teacher who is supportive and that you are heading in the right direction We here at Understood are working to reach millions of parents like you who need support for their kids. Please consider signing up for our Understood Community, where parents get support and give support. And experts are always on hand, too. You're not... Read More alone. https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/groups
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