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ERIC Number: ED455623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-378-4
Student-Led IEPs: A Guide for Student Involvement.
McGahee, Marcy; Mason, Christine; Wallace, Teri; Jones, Bonnie
This guide is designed to help individual teachers as they plan for and implement student-led Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. It presents activities for helping secondary students develop and participate in their IEPs. The first part of the guide is organized around the following five stages for involving students: (1) starting a student-led IEP program, ensuring confidentiality, involving parents, and determining instructional goals; (2) helping students understand their IEPs; (3) engaging students in developing an IEP, helping students assess their IEPs, and helping students write sections of their IEPs; (4) preparing students to participate in and/or lead their IEP meetings and providing support during the meeting; and (5) monitoring ongoing self-advocacy. Each section highlights key information related to the stage and suggests activities that may be used with students. The suggestions for activities are presented for individualized delivery and are designed to be adapted to meet individual needs and abilities. A section on group instruction is included that discusses considerations for this type of service delivery. Finally, a section is included that describes programmatic aspects that may be considered when implementing the approach on a schoolwide basis. (Contains 21 references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Warger, Eavy & Associates produced the booklet. Also developed by the ASPIIRE (Associations of Service Providers Implementing IDEA Reforms in Education Partnership) Project at CEC, in partnership with FAPE, ILIAD, and PMP IDEA Partnership Projects.