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. 

Related Topics 

The topics below relate to both 504 plans and IEPs.

Foundations for Effective Collaboration

Understanding the Dispute Process



Other  Resources

Official Resources

IEP Process Guide- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

A Guide to the Individualized Education Program - U.S. Department of Education (Archived)

General Resources

The IEP meeting: An overview -

What is an IEP? -

Quick Reference on Special Education - Children's Law Center of Massachusetts

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