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ERIC Number: ED444279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to the Individualized Education Program.
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
This guide explains the process of developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a student with disabilities and is based on requirements of the original Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the amended Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Following an introduction, the first section outlines the 10-step basic special education process under IDEA from child identification through evaluation, eligibility determination, IEP development, service provision, annual review, and re-evaluation. The second section offers a closer look at the IEP with information on: contents of the IEP, additional state and school-system content, the IEP team members, writing the IEP, deciding placement, after the IEP is written, implementing the IEP, reviewing and revising the IEP, and guidelines for situations in which parents don't agree with the IEP. Attached are a sample IEP form, a list of information resources, and the federal regulations for IEPs. (DB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997