An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for an autistic child is incredibly important, so handling the meeting well should be a top priority. IEP meetings are often difficult affairs, but with the right preparation, you can go into them with confidence.
In this video, learn about five things that you should have ready for your IEP meeting.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Read the IEP pamphlet to know what the laws are regarding IEPs and educational standards.
- Communicating with your child is important for understanding their needs.
- Bring professional documentation relating to your child’s special needs to the meeting.
- Bring someone along to support you, such as a doctor, therapist or state-provided advocate.
- Be sure to be relaxed before you go in. Approaching what can be a frustrating and emotional situation with a calm mind will help you to stay focused and keep the interaction civil.
Creating your child’s Individualized Education Plan can be difficult, but the right planning can prepare you for a successful meeting. Schedule a consultation to get the help you need, or browse our Free Video Library for more information about education and autism.