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Each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. This section includes articles about how to create a useful IEP, understanding the IEP process, and the importance of good communication.

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Facts About Assistive Technology and the IEP

Fighting For Your Child

Having seen her older son struggle for years, Jennifer Simpson was able to recognize her daughter�s reading challenges in preschool and get her help right away.

How a Student is Identified as Having a Disability and Needing Special Education Services

How Parents Can Be Advocates for Their Children

Parents are often the best educational advocates for their children, especially children with a learning disability. The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) has developed the following tips to help parents champion their child.

IEP Individualized Education Program: The Process

IEP: The Process

Involving Teens in the IEP

Parent Guide to Re-Evaluation

Planning Student-Directed Transitions to Adult Life

Resolution Meetings: A Guide for Parents

Learn about resolution meetings, a new conflict resolution process established under IDEA, 2004. This guide tells you the benefits and challenges of participating in these meetings. Find out how to prepare for the meeting and what to do afterwards.

Sample letter: Writing to Discuss a Problem

Sample Letters: Filing a Complaint with the State Department of Education

Sample Letters: Informing the School that You Intend to Enroll Your Child in a Private School at Public Expense

Sample Letters: Requesting A Change of Placement

Sample Letters: Requesting a Due Process Hearing

Sample Letters: Requesting a Meeting to Review the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Sample Letters: Requesting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at Public Expense

Sample Letters: Requesting an Initial Evaluation for Special Education Services

Sample Letters: Requesting Mediation

Sample Letters: Requesting Prior Written Notice

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