Whether it’s your first IEP meeting or your fifth, the experience can be stressful. Do you remember everything you want to say? How do you keep track of all the decisions and discussions? Do you have all the relevant information with you? Making sure you’re prepared and remembering to bring everything you need to an IEP meeting can ease some of that stress.
You may want to consider creating an IEP binder to keep all your paperwork in one place. But you can also use this handy checklist to get organized for your next IEP meeting. Here are some things you may want to prepare and take to the meeting.
Being prepared for an IEP meeting can make the experience easier. It can also help to hear stories and tips from other parents who’ve been there. Explore this collection of IEP personal stories, including one from a mom who felt more at ease when she brought her own team of “advisors” to a meeting.