IEP Slide #3 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1000 So What’s the Big IDEA? Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Look at All This Paperwork! Goals & Services Finding Solutions
IEP Slide #4 $200 $400 So What’s the Big IDEA? Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Look at All This Paperwork!
IEP Slide #5 IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 Guides states and school districts in providing specially designed instruction and related services Parts A, B, C, and D
IEP Slide #6 To be eligible for IDEA… A child must meet the criteria of one or more disability categories AND Must also need specially designed instruction and related services
IEP Slide #7 IDEA Categories Autism Emotional Disturbance Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness) Mental Retardation Orthopedic Impairments Other Health Impairments Specific Learning Disabilities Speech/Language Impairments Traumatic Brain Injury Visual Impairment (Including Blindness) Developmental Delays (Ages 3 through 9) Other Health Impairments
IEP Slide #9 Appropriate evaluation Individualized Education Program/Plan (IEP) Parent & student participation Least Restrictive Environment Procedural safeguards Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) Principles Included in IDEA
IEP Slide #10 Special education and related services Provided at public expense (without charge) Provided under public supervision and direction “…in conformity with the individualized education program.” FAPE according to IDEA
IEP Slide #11 $200 $400 Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting So What’s the Big IDEA? Look at All This Paperwork!
IEP Slide #12 The category that allows for children with ADD or ADHD to be identified as eligible under IDEA. The answer is:
IEP Slide #13 YES! The correct question was: What is OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED?
IEP Slide #14 $200 $400 The IEP Meeting Evaluation & Eligibility So What’s the Big IDEA? Look at All This Paperwork!
IEP Slide #15 Pre-referral activities Referral Consent Evaluation (60 days) Eligibility Determination Referral Process Written request & consent for evaluation
IEP Slide #16 Evaluation Determines … Category of disability Whether the child needs specially designed instruction and/or related services The present levels of academic achievement and related developmental needs Whether any accommodations or modifications are needed
IEP Slide #17 Present Level - Domains Curriculum & Learning Independent Functioning Social / Emotional Communication Health Care
IEP Slide #18 Independent Educational Evaluation At public expense if parent disagrees In writing / no reason Without delay: IEE or Hearing Hearing determines appropriateness of initial evaluation
IEP Slide #19 $200 $400 Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting So What’s the Big IDEA? Look at All This Paperwork!
IEP Slide #20 It’s what parents can request if they disagree with an evaluation. The answer is:
IEP Slide #21 YES! The correct question was: What is INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION (IEE)?
IEP Slide #22 Evaluation & Eligibility The IEP Meeting Goals & Services $200 $400 $200 $400 Look at All This Paperwork!
IEP Slide #23 IEP Meeting: Notice Location Time Whom the school has invited Purpose of the meeting Native Language
IEP Slide #24 The IEP Team Parents Regular Education Teacher Agency Rep Interpret Evaluation Results Others with special expertise Child Special Education Teacher
IEP Slide #25 The IEP Team Parents Regular Education Teacher Agency Rep Interpret Evaluation Results Others with special expertise Child Special Education Teacher
IEP Slide #26 Alternative Participation “…such as video conferences or conference calls…” Parents School / District Personnel By agreement
IEP Slide #27 Active Participation Speaking up Asking questions Making suggestions Disagreeing
IEP Slide #28 Active Participation – Tips for Parents Keep ongoing communication with teachers, therapists, etc. Ask for a draft IEP before the meeting Write a list of questions and concerns Be “professional,” be prepared Bring someone with you
IEP Slide #29 Active Participation - Benefits Parents… understand the process. don’t feel lost. get to know the team. contribute to their children’s future outcomes