IEP (Individualized Education Program)
- Center for Parent Information and Resources: IEP
This site contains eight pages of links related to IEP resources, webinars, modules, and guides. Many links include resources in Spanish.
- CADRE, Parents’ Experiences with the IEP Process: Considerations for Improving Practice
Findings from 10 studies that focus on the experiences and perceptions of parents or other caregivers related to the IEP process are reviewed. Recommendations from this body of literature are highlighted for improving the experiences of parents and encouraging their participation in IEP meetings.
- Georgia Department of Education, IEP Webinar Series
This site includes a webinar series divided into five modules with handouts. Each section of the IEP is discussed in depth with both compliant and noncompliant examples provided.
- Center for Parent Information and Resources, Questions and Answers about IDEA: Parent Participation
This site touches upon a host of topics related to Procedural Safeguards and parent participation.
- National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Standards-based IEPs ( PDF; 406k; 26pp.)
NASDSE’s Standards-based IEPs Examples document presents a seven-step process to be used in developing a standards-based IEP. Each step is followed by guiding questions for the IEP team to consider in making data-based decisions. Two student examples are provided to illustrate application of the components of a standards-based IEP.
- Building Parent Trust in the Special Education Setting
Montebello Unified School District article on educators and parents of students with special needs working together to change school culture and move from conflict to collaboration.
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) / Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Facilitation: Practical Insights and Programmatic Considerations
This document briefly summarizes practical insights and promising practices for IEP/IFSP facilitation, collected from a broad review of facilitation and special education literature. Among the highlight are strategies that can be used prior to and during a meeting.
- Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the Needs of All Students
This article speaks to providing learning environments based upon children’s unique needs and learning abilities and discusses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - its origins, its principles, and what it means in action, including guidelines and an educator's checklist.
- Pacer Parent Training and Information Center, What Parents Need to Know: Who Is On My Child’s IEP Team?
This brief fact sheet discusses which participants are required at the IEP meeting and what their roles are.
- Restorative Practice in Special Education DIspute Resolution
History and origins of Restorative Justice and Restorative Practice in educational settings. Challenges parents and educators face while engaging in the planning process for students with disabilities, identifying the specific factors that lead to conflicts and disputes. Incorporating Restorative Practice into existing dispute resolution systems.
- Breaking Down the IEP: Looking at the Key Pieces of an Effective Program
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center shares a webinar that includes the components of an IEP, essential programming pages, and how to become more actively involved in development and monitoring the IEP.
- The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education, Guide to IEP Facilitation
Example forms, guiding documents, suggestions for program design and improvement, voices from the field, and much more.
- Creating Change: Student-Led IEPs & Youth Engagement as a Dispute Resolution Option
Shares how a student lead IEP is a proactive and preventive process and addresses concerns regarding what a student lead IEP is and is not. Speaks to goals, parent and general education teacher participation, listing to parent and student suggestions and concerns when the IEP is being developed.
- Understood for learning and attention issues, IEP Goal Tracker
The IEP Goal Tracker can be a useful tool for teachers and/or parents to assist in tracking both progress and lack of progress of IEP goals.
- Center for Parent information and Resources Training Modules on the IEP and IDEA
An in-depth look at the IEP process including the content and meeting of the IEP team.
- CADRE Continuum of Dispute Resolution Process & Practices
A searchable database of dispute resolution practices in special education. Learn information related to program design and oversight, professional standards, public awareness and outreach, and evaluation.