IEP – Individualized Education Program

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Children with learning problems of many kinds may qualify for special support under the IDEA or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The IDEA law calls for a special learning plan for some students with qualifying problems. This plan is called an IEP or Individualized Education Program.

Some of the types of problems that might qualify for Special Education services and IEP include:

  • Autism
  • Behavior problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Emotional problems
  • Illness, impairment, or disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Learning problems
  • Mental health challenge
  • Other health impairment

Parents are a big part of IEPs. Sometimes IEP meetings can be confusing. Parents deserve to have support when they work with their child’s IEP team. The IEP is all about making learning better for your child.

IEP services are even more effective with larger teams. Other people in the community are also interested in your child’s success! We can help you connect with other professionals and care providers who can help make the IEP even better for your child! Examples include your child’s pediatrician or counselor.

We can provide telephone and internet support to help you understand your child’s IEP. In some cases, we may offer additional information and recommendations to make your child’s services even more helpful and effective. On certain occasions, a staff member may even attend an IEP meeting with you to work toward an important goal for your child’s learning and development.

We work with other groups and organizations who seek to make a difference in your child’s life! We also connect you with important parent and community groups who deal with the types of problems that your child faces.

Check our events page regularly for upcoming IEP Information Sessions to help parents become effective IEP team members!

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