for Parents and Educators
Following are resources we have found helpful for Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Family Village provides links to other websites that include checklists, benchmarks, and guidelines that families can use in the preparation for IEP meetings. See www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/education.iep.html.
LD Online is a website for parents of children with learning disabilities and provides up-to-date articles, links, books, and forums about IEPs. See www.ldonline.org/indepth/iep.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) provides free publications on a wide range of topics, including “A Student’s Guide to the IEP” and “Developing Your Child’s IEP.” See nichcy.org/publications.
Wright’s Law provides accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys. This website includes tips for starting the new school year with an IEP, model IEPs, and the legal requirements of an IEP. www.wrightslaw.com/info/iep.index.htm.
The Short-and-Sweet Overview of an IEP: www.parentcenterhub.org/iep-overview.
U.S. Department of Education: Guide to an IEP: www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html.
Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative: IEP Guide: wspei.org/iep.
Connecticut Parent Advisory Center: Resources for Implementation of the IEP:
Vanderbilt University: Assistive Technology Overview: iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/at.
The Iris Center offers information about various disabilities as well as strategies and modifications: