My first IEP meeting was when my oldest son was getting ready to transition to elementary school. I remember seeing a room full of people, mostly people I didn’t know. I don’t remember what we talked about. I didn’t feel part of the decision-making. I was overwhelmed.
I left there knowing that Ryan would receive a better education if I learned everything I could about the process. Over time, I became more comfortable with these meetings.
Here are some tips for making your child's education more successful:
Don’t forget that you are the biggest expert on your child, and you are an important member of the education team.
Be an effective member of your child’s educational team. The Education and Schools section offers lots of information.
After high school, your child can still learn skills that will help them find a career. Here’s how.
There are many benefits to bringing a friend or companion to your child’s IEP meetings.
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