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Individualized Education Program (IEP) Guide

Individualized Education Program (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips from Goodwin Procter LLP

After months of research, a team of lawyers at Goodwin Procter LLP has generously put together a helpful guide to help families understand the IEP process as their loved ones head back to school: Individualized Education Program (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips. This guide contains an IEP timeline and clearly lays out the steps to take throughout the IEP process. Questions answered include:

  • What are the basic requirements for an IEP?
  • What is the timeline for developing an IEP for my child?
  • How can I be an effective participant in developing and managing my child's IEP?
  • What are the things I should consider in developing my child's IEP?
  • What can I do if I disagree with the IEP developed for my child?

Click here to download the IEP Guide!


Additional IEP Resources:

A Guide to the Individualized Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education

Understanding Individualized Education Programs

Know Your Rights to Access Assistive Technology

How to Develop Realistic and Meaningful IEP Goals
Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative

The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives
by Diane Twatchman-Cullen and Jennifer Twatchtman-Bassett

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq., Pamela Darr Wright, MA MSW, and Sandra Webb O'Connor, M.Ed.

CTE and IEPs: Making the System Work for All
by Lakshmi Mahadevan, Cheryl Grenwelge and Rick Peterson

Transitions for Children and Youth: How Occupational Therapy Can Help
From the American Occupational Therapy Association