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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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Sample Letters: Writing a Follow-up Letter

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

Sample Letters: Requesting a Due Process Hearing

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

Sample Letters: Requesting Mediation

Sample Letters: Requesting Prior Written Notice

Sample Letters: Requesting A Change of Placement

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

Sample Letters: Requesting Your Child's Records

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

Sample Letters: Requesting an Initial Evaluation for Special Education Services

Communicating with Your Child's School Through Letter Writing

Write letters to your school that will communicate well. The school system really wants to help your child get the best possible education. This publication shows how to tell them what they need to know. Find model letters to request an initial evaluation for special education services, to review your child's records, to meet to discuss your IEP, and more.

Developing Your Child's IEP

Developing Your Child's IEP: The IEP Process

A Student's Guide to the IEP

Learn to help write your own IEP. This guide will show you how to develop an IEP, how to prepare for the meeting, and how to participate. Learn how to organize the meeting and invite people. Take charge of your own education.

Art and the IEP

Understanding the IEP process

Creating Useful Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

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.

Writing the IEP

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