In North Carolina, most public schools manage an Individualize Education Plan (IEP) for elementary, middle and high school students via a standard process. There are many resources available to parents including the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center Parent Training & Information Center.
At Child and Family Development, Mary “Mo” Froneberger and the other Educational Specialists can help parents make the most of an IEP meeting, based on their professional experiences in local public schools and working knowledge of the system.
Mary is starting a blog series that offers some suggestions, including what to do during the IEP meeting, based on the ECAC.
PARTICIPATE: Bring talking points and records, as well as a pen and paper so you can take notes. Introduce yourself and make sure you know everyone there. Share your ideas and opinions constructively and listen to others. Before the meeting ends, request written minutes, schedule another meeting as needed, sign any necessary documents and request copies of all applicable documents.
Connect with our Educators directly if you have questions about the IEP process by calling 704-541-9080.
Read more about our educational assessment and support services here.
Be on the lookout for the next blog which will include suggestions on what to do after an IEP meeting.