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The complete IEP guide : how to advocate for your special ed child

Author: Lawrence M Siegel; Janet Portman
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th editionView all editions and formats
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A guide for parents of children with disabilities that explains individualized education program--IEP--development, from the IEP meeting to dealing with legal infractions; includes information on special education law; and lists resources with contact information.
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Genre/Form: Blank forms
Law for laypersons
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Siegel; Janet Portman
ISBN: 9781413320343 1413320341
OCLC Number: 864753118
Description: 370 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to special education --
What is special education? --
What is an iep? --
Being your child's advocate --
Getting help from others --
Overview of special education law and the IEP --
Idea and state special education laws --
What idea requires --
Individualized education program --
Working with your school district --
Some overriding IEP principles --
Getting started : tips for all parents --
First steps --
Obtain your child's school records --
Getting organized --
Start an IEP binder --
The yearly IEP cycle --
Sample year in the life of your child's IEP --
Keep a monthly calendar --
Track your child's progress --
Developing your child's IEP blueprint --
Begin at the end : define your child's needs --
Preparing an IEP blueprint --
Other sources of information for the blueprint --
What's next? --
Evaluations --
When evaluations are done --
Evaluation components --
Evaluation plans --
Meet with the evaluator --
Reviewing the report --
Reevaluations --
Final evaluations --
Who is eligible for special education? --
Eligibility requirements --
Preparing for the IEP eligibility meeting --
Attending the eligibility meeting --
Joint IEP eligibility/program meeting --
If your child is not found eligible for special education --
Exploring your options and making your case --
Review the school district's information --
Keep tabs on your child's progress --
Explore available school programs --
Find out about related services --
Compare your blueprint with the existing programs and services --
Generate additional supporting information --
Independent evaluations --
Writing goals --
Skill areas covered by goals --
Developing goals --
When to draft goals --
Writing effective goals --
Preparing for the IEP meeting --
Schedule the IEP meeting --
The IEP meeting agenda --
Organize your materials --
Draft your child's IEP program --
Establish who will attend the IEP meeting --
Final preparation --
Attending the IEP meeting --
Getting started --
Simple rules for a successful IEP meeting --
Become familiar with your school's IEP form --
Writing the IEP plan --
Signing the IEP document --
Parent addendum page --
Resolving IEP disputes through due process --
Before due process : informal negotiations --
Typical due process disputes --
When to pursue due process --
Who can file? --
Your child's status during due process --
Using a lawyer during due process --
How to begin due process --
Preparing for due process --
Mediation specifics --
Due process hearing --
Hearing decision and appeals --
Filing a complaint --
When to file a complaint --
Where to file a complaint --
What to include in a complaint --
What happens when you file a complaint --
Lawyers and legal research --
How a lawyer can help --
Do you need a lawyer? --
Finding an attorney --
How attorneys are paid --
Resolving problems with a lawyer --
Doing your own legal research --
Online legal research --
Parent organizations --
Join a parent organization --
Form a parent organization.
Other Titles: Complete individualized education programs guide
How to advocate for your special ed child
Responsibility: Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel.

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A guide for parents of children with disabilities that explains individualized education program--IEP--development, from the IEP meeting to dealing with legal infractions; includes information on special education law; and lists resources with contact information.

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