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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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Planning Student-Directed Transitions to Adult Life

Examples of Accommodations from State Assessment Policies

Teachers and IEP teams: Review the examples of accommodations for testing in this article. They were drawn from 47 states that administer statewide examinations. Accommodations are divided into four categories, when the test is taken (scheduling), where the test is taken (environment), how the test is given (presentation), and how the student answers the questions (response).

Parent Guide to Re-Evaluation

What is the Individualized Education Program?

Student Profile: Student Form

Student Profile: Parent Form

Did You See Your Regular Ed Teacher at Your IEP Meeting?

Can I Go to the IEP Meeting?

Ten Ways to Take Charge of Your Child's IEP Meeting or Family Support Plan

IEP: The Process

Facts About Assistive Technology and the IEP

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

Addressing Student Problem Behavior

For years, educators have known that behavior difficulties can keep students from progressing properly in school. Laws today require educators to not only notice these difficulties, but take action. This article guides IEP team members through the necessary steps to develop a functional behavioral assessment and an appropriate behavior intervention plan. It is important to determine why the students are acting the way they do.

Developing an Educational Plan for the Student with NLD

Advocacy in Action: You Can Advocate for Your Child!

Disciplining Students with Disabilities

Some Common Sense Steps to Resolving Disagreements Between Parents and Schools

IEP Individualized Education Program: The Process

What Happens to a Child's Special Education Program When the Family Moves

Involving Teens in the IEP

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