Here is a list of potential resources for help in writing IEPs (Individualized Education Program). If you know of others, please share them in the comments below (or via email if your prefer), and I’ll add them to the list.
Please note, I’m just a parent, and I’m just getting started with the process of writing IEPs. (Oh, and that I hate writing IEPs.) This list is therefore intended for informational purposes only.
- Here’s a great starting point. The Alabama Department of Education has published “Mastering the Maze 2010.” This is a pdf document that will show you the step-by-step process that the school will follow in developing your child’s IEP. While it is long, it’s well laid out and amazingly useful. (Thanks for the link and the recommendation from “you know who!”) Here’s the link to the site: Mastering the Maze 2010.
- While you’re there, take a look at the entire State Department of Education’s Special Education website.
- The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (for those living in Alabama) provides multiple resources for parents dealing with Special education in Alabama.
- The Wrightslaw Sitespecializes in dealing with Advocacy and Legal assistance. Their site is loaded with information. I recommend you take time to review it.
- While you’re there, please take the IDEA Survey (Until May 1, 2011) to let your voice be heard concerning the Re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is coming up. Please make use of this survey to share your thoughts on the Act.
More to come soon!