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Lead Poisoning

Updated, October 2017 This short resource page provides a brief overview of lead poisoning and connections to sources of additional information. It accompanies a longer fact sheet on Other Health Impairment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), our nation’s special education law, defines 14 categories of disability under which a child may be found eligible for special […]

Student with a Disability on the IEP Team

Most recently reviewed, August 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español Table of Contents What IDEA says Who decides if the student attends the meeting? Resources for involving students in IEP meetings What IDEA Says Operating on the premise that the student with a disability—who is the focus of all this […]

Others with Knowledge or Special Expertise About the Child

Most recently reviewed, August 2017 Table of Contents IDEA’s requirements, summarized Who decides if the individual has the necessary expertise? About related services IDEA’s requirements, summarized According to IDEA, the IEP Team may also include additional individuals with knowledge or special expertise about the child. These individuals participate as members of the team at the […]

Someone to Interpret Evaluation Results

Most recently reviewed, August 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español The IEP Team must also include an individual who can interpret what the child’s evaluation results mean in terms of designing appropriate instruction. As stated in IDEA, this is “an individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results.” What this […]

A Representative of the School System

Most recently reviewed, August 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español Every IEP team must include a “representative of the public agency” responsible for educating the child in question, according to IDEA. By “public agency,” we’re usually talking about the school system–the local educational agency, for example. This person must be: qualified to […]

Regular Educators on the IEP Team

Links updated, March 2017 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español Table of Contents What IDEA says The regular educator at the IEP meeting Responsibilities beyond the IEP meeting What IDEA Says IDEA requires that at least one regular education teacher be represented on the team “if the child is, or may […]

Parents on the IEP Team

Most recently reviewed, September 2017 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español Parents have been recognized as vital members of the IEP Team since the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975. Everyone agrees that parents have an enduring and passionate interest in the well-being and education of their child. So it makes […]

The IEP Team

Most recently reviewed, September 2017 About the IEP Team in Spanish | En español To write an effective IEP for a child with a disability, parents, teachers, other school staff—and often the child—come together at a meeting to look closely at the child’s unique needs. These individuals combine their knowledge, experience, and commitment to design […]

Special Factors in IEP Development

Resources updated, July 2017   The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP. Read IDEA’s exact words. The discussion below will highlight the importance of these special factors in the education of children with disabilities and the […]

El Equipo y el Contenido del IEP

Sobre el Equipo del IEP en inglés About the IEP Team in English Sobre el Contenido del IEP en inglés About the Content of the IEP in English Actualizado, septiembre de 2017   Se ha determinado que su niño es elegible para la educación especial. El siguiente paso es escribir lo que se conoce como el […]

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