Planning for an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP)
The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Gottlieb is providing a free workshop for parents of special education children on the subject of effectively managing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The meeting will be led by special education attorney, Jeffrey Gottlieb. The workshop objective is to provide parents with additional “tools” for success at an IEP meeting.
If your child receives special education services, he must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). That is the law. An IEP is an important legal document. It spells out your child’s learning needs, the services the school will provide and how progress will be measured.
Several people, including parents, are involved in creating the document. The entire process can be a great way to sort out your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Working on the IEP can help you figure out ways to help him succeed in school.
Creating an effective IEP often takes time, effort and patience. We’ll walk you through the legal language and procedures so it’ll be easier for you to participate. The more you know about the process, the better you can advocate for your child.
The following is the workshop agenda:
- Fundamental Individualized Education Program Law
- Empowering the parent
- The power of “stay put” (saying NO!)
- Setting up the IEP for success (prepare, prepare prepare)
- The role of assessments
- The role of assessors/therapists
- The role of the parent
- The role of an advocate/attorney
- Managing the IEP written document
- Setting the foundation for filing a due process complaint
- Filing a due process complaint against the school district
- Due Process: mediation and hearing (trial)
Mr. Gottlieb will also briefly address regional center eligibility appeals and conservatorships.
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