What are Parents of Special Education Students Entitled to?

According to IDEA and NCLB, parents are entitled to an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for their child. An IEP is the master plan for a special needs child and it contains measurable annual academic and functional goals. A School District must also provide timely evaluations of the child’s ongoing performance which include functional, developmental and academic information. In addition, parents have the right to an IEP meeting, at which all necessary members of the child’s IEP team must be present, the purpose of which is to discuss the child’s status and allow the parents an opportunity to advocate for their child’s services.

Learn more about your rights and the legal rights of your children when it comes to dealing with your school district.


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