Parent IEP Guide:
Table of Contents

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Welcome 3
School Information Page 4
What is a Learning Disability? 5
What is Special Education? 8
What is IDEA? 10
The Challenges of ADD/ADHD 15
Autism and Special Education 18
The Student Study Team 21
Sample Notes from an SST Meeting 22
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 24
Requesting a Special Education Evaluation 27
Sample Letter: How to Request an Evaluation 29
Sample Letter: How to Request your Child’s Cumulative File 30
Understanding the IEP Process 31
Preparing for the IEP Meeting 39
The IEP Journal 41
IEP Journal Pages 42
Parent Rights and Consent 43
The Independent Education Evaluation 45
The Formal Complaint Procedure 46
Collaboration Tips and Techniques 47
What Is Due Process? 50
Sample Letter: How to Request Due Process 53
When Things Aren’t Working 54
Top Ten Tips for School Success 55
Study Skills 58
Specific Study Skills and Strategies 61
Parent-Teacher Conference 63
Special Education Terms and Definitions Appendix

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