A Guide to the Individualized Education Program

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      A Guide to the Individualized Education Program

      1. Preface
      2. Introduction
      3. The Basic Special Education Process Under IDEA
      4. A Closer Look at the IEP
      5. Contents of the IEP
      6. Additional State and School-System Content
      7. The IEP Team Members
      8. Writing the IEP
      9. Deciding Placement
      10. After the IEP is Written
      11. Implementing the IEP
      12. Reviewing and Revising the IEP
      13. What If Parents Don’t Agree With the IEP?
      14. Summary
      15. Sample Form
      16. Information Resources
      17. Attachment A

      1. Preface
      The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged children. (This guide does not address the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) for infants and toddlers.)

      Guide to the Individualized Education Program
      Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
      U.S. Department of Education
      July 2000

      This guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Education, with the assistance of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY). The Department staff contributing to this guide include: Debra Price-Ellingstad, JoLeta Reynolds, Larry Ringer, Ruth Ryder, and Suzanne Sheridan, under the direction of Judith E. Heumann, Kenneth Warlick, and Curtis Richards.

      Editor: Lisa Küpper, NICHCY

      Production: Jean Kohanek, NICHCY

      Disability Art: Madison, Moore, http://www.disabilityart.com

      Additional copies of this guide are available from:

      ED Pubs
      Editorial Publications Center
      U.S. Department of Education
      P.O. Box 1398
      Jessup, MD 20794-1398

      (877) 4-ED-PUBS
      (877) 576-7734 TTY
      (301) 470-1244 Fax


      To obtain this publication in an alternate format (braille, large print, audio cassette, or disk), please contact Katie Mincey, Director of the Alternate Format Center, at (202) 260-9895, or via e-mail at Katie_Mincey@ed.gov.


      By https://www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html

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