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Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) the school must meet with you at least once-a-year to review your child’s IEP.  This is referred to as the annual review.

As the parent you have the right to request an IEP meeting whenever you feel one is necessary.

To request an IEP meeting, write a letter to the school principal. It is important that you put your request in writing and give it to the principal…the guidance counselor, staffing specialist and teacher have no authority over what happens in the school…the principal does.  You can certainly send a copy of your letter to the teacher or staffing person, or whomever you want, but your request should always be directed to the principal.

One final note:

While the school must tell you who is coming to the IEP meeting, you do not have to tell the school who is coming with you.  If you are bringing an advocate or a child’s private therapist, you don’t have to let the school know.  Some parents like to tell the school in advance, others don’t.  It’s up to you.

Pam Lindemann, The IEP Advocate, is a private educational advocacy organization. With our experienced IEP advocates on your side, you can rest assured you’ll be developing the best possible program for your child.  Call: 407-342-9836 or email: Info@theIEPAdvocate.com
Find more articles at The IEP Advocate Blog: www.theiepadvocate.com/blog/

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