What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

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An IEP is an “Individualized Education Program” that is written every year for a child with a disability.   It is written by a  team that includes the parent,  special education professionals and an administrator.   The IEP describes a child’s strengths and current skills, what skills will be worked on during a school year, the services that the child  will receives and other help such as transportation, adjustments in the classroom , etc that will be provided to the child.

As part of the IEP team, it is important as a parent to discuss your child’s strengths and abilities as well as  share your concerns regarding your child.  The parent must agree with what is in the IEP before school staff can carry out the IEP.