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Video | 8 Insider Tips on Navigating IEP Meetings

"Are you getting ready for an IEP meeting? Are you nervous or wondering what to expect? You’re not alone."

This 13-minute video from understood.org is directed at parents who are getting ready for an IEP meeting or who are new to the process. The video captures the conversation between two parents (one a former teacher), both of whom are "veterans" of many IEP team meetings. They candidly talk about what they wish they’d known before the meetings. Eight nuggets of guidance emerge during their conversation.

The video is available in English and, using subtitles, in Spanish. Read more here, and learn about accompanying resources, including the podcast Why We Cry at IEP Meetings.

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What Parents Need to Know When Disability Impacts Behavior and Discipline at School

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Students with disabilities are disciplined twice as often as non-disabled peers. PAVE, the Washington State Parent Training and Information, has a comprehensive resource to help parents take actions to remedy the inequities. This article includes resources and information to help families ensure that students are receiving the best-practice services they need and that disciplinary actions are non-discriminatory.

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