We know taking care of your child is your first priority. That’s why we have created the “Getting Started” section here on our website to help parents effectively navigate the special education process. In these pages, you’ll find answers to a few of your questions, like “how do I know if my child needs an IEP?” and “where do I begin to get my child the help he/she needs to be successful?”
What do you do with the next one to two years that will maintain the progress your child has made, while preparing them for that next step of Kindergarten?
There are a few things to keep in mind that will help you in the planning process.
It is important to understand the IEP process is a three year process that includes referral, evaluation, and eligibility. If your child is already receiving services, you are probably somewhere in this three year window. However, if you’ve not yet received services, you’re probably wondering where to start.
By the time your child has reached this point in their education, it’s likely they will be independently managing their IEP needs. During this time it’s important that you continue to evaluate their progress
Here are a few things we feel are essential to keep in mind at every point in your IEP journey.
An IEP is an individualized Education Plan. An IEP is written after your child has been evaluated by the district and found eligible for special education services in school. Read on for a list of frequesntly asked questions