IEP: When Parents and Schools Disagree

When working with your autistic child’s school to set up an Individual Education Plan (IEP), there may be elements of the plan that you disagree with or don’t understand. Having legal counsel to guide you through the process can result in a much better program for your child.

Shannon Penrod of Autism Live interviews special education attorney Devon Rios Barellano about the advantages of having a legal consultant when navigating the school system.

When Parents and Schools Disagree by: Autism Live, Shannon Penrod
Initial Release Date: Jan 13, 2015
Source: Youtube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • It is important to have some people to support you when trying to navigate the school system.
  • An objective advisor with a legal background is very helpful to have as a sounding board.
  • Learning legal terms from a professional can help parents fully understand their IEP.
  • Getting a lawyer will not necessarily prompt a legal response from the school.
  • Avoiding spending money on an attorney can cost you money in the long run when you have to pay for other private services to make up for a poor IEP.

Relying on the legal advice of an attorney can help you navigate the otherwise complex education system for your child with autism. Learn more about creating an effective IEP from our videos on education, or schedule a consultation with Ability Life Solutions for more IEP support.

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