Individual Education Plans
Individualized Educational Plans are the central pillar of special education services . The plans are created by a team whose members have different roles intended to ensure appropriate expertise and representation to make informed decisions on behalf of the child. Parents or caregivers are important members of this team, which operates under consensus rules - meaning everyone must agree to a decision.
The pages below cover different aspects of the IEP process and team.
IEP Process Guide- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
A Guide to the Individualized Education Program - U.S. Department of Education (Archived)
The IEP meeting: An overview - Understood.org
What is an IEP? - GreatSchools.org
Quick Reference on Special Education - Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
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