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As parents, teachers, and students, you talk about Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, all the time. Why, then, do they still cause so much confusion, or overwhelm—as our community indicated in a recent survey. IEP Headquarters intends to change that. First stop: Check out “Your IEP Roadmap,” a visual guide to the IEP process.

YOUR IEP ROADMAP

IEP Guide Infographic

What does the road to the IEP look like, and what are alternative paths? Our new infographic, “Your IEP Roadmap,” clears up confusion about what to do first, now, or next.

> Infographic: The IEP Process
> Top 10 Things to Know About IEPs
> Five Misconceptions: The IEP Process
> 10 IEP Tips from a Parent Pro

IEP FUNDAMENTALS

IEP basic info

Exactly what is an IEP, and why are parents, teachers and students always talking about them? Learn more about IEPs, their benefits...and why they can be so overwhelming!

> What Is an IEP?
> Video: IEP Basics
> What Are the Benefits of an IEP?
> Overwhelmed About IEPs? Here’s Why

WHAT’S IN AN IEP?

IEP terminology

Now that you have the IEP, how do you read it? Understanding what IEP acronyms and terminology mean helps get everyone speaking the same language.

> Read IEP Acronyms and Language
> What Is “PLAAFP,” or “PLOP”?
> Accommodations to Include in an IEP
> IEP Checklist: Is Anything Missing?

IEP ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS

classroom IEP eligibility

How do you know if a student is eligible for an IEP, and what should you do if a child isn’t eligible? Check out “Your IEP Roadmap” and the info below.

> My Child Has LD. Is He Eligible?
> What’s the Law? Determining Eligibility
> Video: My Child Isn’t Eligible. Now What?
> What’s the Cut-Off Age for IEPs?

IEPs: THE PARENT’S ROLE

parent and IEP

How involved should parents be in their child’s IEP? The answer is...very! Learn why and how to stay on top of your child’s Individualized Education Program.

> Video: How Involved Should I Be in My Child’s IEP?
> Read the IEP or Risk a Broken-Down Chevy
> Tips for Keeping an IEP Current
> Progress Monitoring: What It Means

THE IEP MEETING

IEP meeting information

What should you consider and do before, during and after an IEP meeting? Feel more at ease and able to participate by exploring these tips for a successful IEP meeting.

> Video: IEP Meeting Simulation
> IEP Meeting Conversation Stoppers
> Checklist: The IEP Meeting Planner
> Four Signs the IEP Is Working

504 PLANS AND RELATED INFO

504 Plan info

What is a 504 plan, how does eligibility for a 504 plan work, and why might it be a good option if a student is not eligible for an IEP? Learn what a 504 plan is in this video.

> Is a 504 Plan Right for My Child?
> Five Things to Know About 504 Plans
> Section 504/IDEA Comparison Chart
> Checklist: Transition to College (No IEPs There!)
> What Is FAPE, and What Can It Mean to My Child?
   

YOUR IEP ROADMAP

IEP Guide Infographic

What does the road to the IEP look like, and what are alternative paths? Our new infographic, “Your IEP Roadmap,” clears up confusion about what to do first, now, or next.

> Infographic: The IEP Process
> Top 10 Things to Know About IEPs
> Five Misconceptions: The IEP Process
> 10 IEP Tips from a Parent Pro

IEP FUNDAMENTALS

IEP basic info

Exactly what is an IEP, and why are parents, teachers and students always talking about them? Learn more about IEPs, their benefits...and why they can be so overwhelming!

> What Is an IEP?
> Video: IEP Basics
> What Are the Benefits of an IEP?
> Overwhelmed About IEPs? Here’s Why