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ERIC Number: ED533938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
IEP Goals. Alliance Action Information Sheets
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers
IDEA is the nation's special education law. Under IDEA if a child is found to be a "child with a disability," he or she is eligible for special education and related services. If your child has a disability, under IDEA, a team of people will gather to talk about what special instruction and services your child needs. This team includes you, the parent. The team reviews the information available about your child. This includes such information as classroom work, reports from teachers and from you, and achievement test results. It also includes the results of individual evaluation of your child that has been conducted by a private practitioner. You and the other team members use this information to determine how your child is currently doing in school and what special needs he or she has. For example, your child may have trouble with reading, writing, paying attention, speaking, or behaving appropriately. Together, the team decides what your child needs to work on during the year. Team decisions are written down in a document called the Individualized Education Program (IEP). This paper presents questions parents should consider when discussing their child's annual goals.
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers. Available from: PACER Center. 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437. Tel: 888-248-0822; Tel: 952-838-9000; Fax: 952-838-0199; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center at PACER
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act