What Should I Do to Prepare for the IEP Meeting?
You do not need to be a special education lawyer to be an effective advocate for your child in the IEP process. Prepare and plan ahead.
- Know your rights as a parent and a team member according to the law.
- Be familiar with your child’s current evaluation data and performance at school.
- Review recent work samples from school.
- Review the IEP if one already exists to determine if it needs updating.
- Observe your child at school.
- Prepare a list of goals and services you wish your child to receive.
- Consider inviting an advocate (friend or family member) for support.