This 2011 information sheet from PACER Center discusses the differences between an IFSP and an IEP. After explaining the differences, it provides a chart listing the features of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The chart may help to clarify the differences and avoid confusion as one discusses services for a young child.

http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-c59.pdf

* HIGHLY RATED RESOURCE *  This resource was reviewed by 3-member panels of Parent Center staff working independently from one another to rate the quality, accuracy, impartiality, relevance, and usefulness of CPIR resources. This resource was found to be of “High Quality, Accuracy, Impartiality, Relevance, and Usefulness” to Parent Centers.