IEP Meeting Recommendations from Julie Hagy-Hancock

recommendedDo you have an IEP meeting coming up? Here are some recommendations from Julie Hagy-Hancock, Special Education Advocate.

  • Ask to see results of testing prior to the meeting.
  • Write down your thoughts before the meeting. IEP meetings can be emotional, and it’s easy to forget to address important points.
  • You can request specific staff members be a part of the IEP team.
  • Ask questions. Ask team members to explain special education terminology and acronyms.
  • Offer suggestions! You have a unique knowledge of your child. This knowledge will help the team build effective supports.
  • Bring outside support when needed.
  • To the extent possible, involve your child in planning.