Effective IEP Meetings?

Many parents tell what a struggle it is to get the services they need for their special education student with an IEP (Individual Education Program or Individual Education Plan) or even to get the IEP in the first place.  Alice Wellborn is a retired school psychologist whose columns I have been reading for quite awhile.  She shared a link on her facebook page No More Parents Left Behind today with Tips & Tricks for Getting an Effective IEP .  If you are a parent of a student with an IEP, have you tried any of these tips?  Are there any new tips listed that you can try for your next IEP meeting?

Specifically for Kingston parents, if you need someone to go to the IEP meeting with you (you should always take someone and having an advocate who is trained in all the laws and lingo is best), you can contact RCAL, Resource Center for Accessible Living (845) 331-0541, to request an advocate to attend the meeting with you.

3 thoughts on “Effective IEP Meetings?”

  1. Comment transferred from facebook with permission of Paul Marshall

    Paul Marshall: RCAL is great, having a friend come along is also helpful. (I do not have an IEP child but have gone to many such meetings.)

  2. Comment copied from facebook with permission of Jill Geraci Aberle

    Jill Geraci Aberle Thank you! I have mtgs on Wednesday.Neither of my kids are in Special Ed, but it surprises me the the attitude if a child isn’t in a Special Ed class, the lack of interest some staff have toward my children and what their needs are. And trust me it actually doesn’t get better for those who do have kids in Speciial Ed, as I have friends who have told me they needed the RCAL rep or would have been bulldozed into less services.

  3. Let me start by saying Every child SHOULD have an IEP!!! As you stated in your blog; It stands an INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN…..shouldn’t every child get educated on his or her level, whether advanced, at grade or below grade level?? Every child has a gift or tendancy have that should be fostered. There is no common in education.

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