What to do during and after your

Child's IEP Meeting

  1. Be punctual
  2. Audio Record
  3. Be Prepared
  4. Ask Questions
  5. Remain Calm
  6. Take home
  7. Re-read
  8. Revise
  9. Agree or Disagree


1. Be punctual

It's important that you feel calm and prepared for your IEP meeting. Consider the traffic and parking obstacles that may occur at the location of your meeting

 

2. Audio Record

If you have notified the IEP team ahead of time, (pending on your districts policies) audio record your IEP meeting. This will prevent you for missing anything that was said at the IEP meeting

 

3. Be Prepared

Come prepared to the IEP meeting with a list of questions, concerns and proposed goals to discus with your team

 

4. Ask Questions

Ask clarifying questions during the meeting and state if you agree or disagree or need more information on ideas presented

 

5. Remain Calm

Remain calm and understand that this meeting was designed to collaborate with a team on your child's draft IEP. There is always room for changes.

 

6. Take home

Do not sign the IEP at the IEP meeting. Take the document home and give yourself a few days to think about what was discussed at the meeting

 

7. Re-read

Reread your child's IEP document thoroughly. Look over the IEP with a third party and be sure that you agree with everything in the document before you sign

 

8. Revise

Contact your IEP team if you find errors or if you want to change, revise or add anything to the document

 

9. Agree or Disagree

If you agree with everything in your IEP document then you may sign the IEP and hand it into your child's teacher. If you agree with most of the IEP but have some exceptions, you may sign the document "with exception of" and state what you do not agree with. By signing with, "exception of" your child can begin working on their new goals sooner and the IEP team can continue working on a plan to an agree on any outstanding issues.