How do IEPs Work?

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If a case conference committee (CCC) determines that a student is eligible for special education services, the CCC will develop an individualized education program (IEP) for the student. This is a written program which describes the student’s participation in the general education curriculum and identifies specific special education services which the school will provide. Once an IEP is written, it must be reviewed by the CCC at least once a year and modified as necessary. Hollingsworth & Zivitz can help you understand the necessary requirements and more.

An IEP must include:

  • The student’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance
  • Measurable goals which the CCC expects the student to achieve over the next 12 months
  • Information on how the student’s program toward achieving IEP goals will be measured

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Once the IEP has been written, the school must provide a copy at no cost to the parent within 10 business days of the date of the CCC meeting. The parent’s written permission is needed before the school can begin to provide special education services. Once the parent gives this permission, the school must continue providing services specified in the IEP until the parent revokes his consent.

One of the problems which our clients encounter is when the school and parents disagree over a child’s IEP. Parents have legal rights if the school refuses to design and implement an IEP which addresses their child’s special needs. If this happens to your child, you should speak with our Carmel special education attorney. It’s confidential and there’s no obligation.

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