These sites and articles will assist you in preparing for the Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings that are held on an annual basis and as needed. Find examples of goals to write for your plan.
A Composite of Laws - CA Special Ed Programs
Information on obtaining a complimentary copy of the Composite of Laws for parents of children with a disability within the State of California.
About Autism Law [offsite link]
Learn about compensatory education, stay put, due process, mediation, special education tax issues, sample letters and more.
Amendment IEP for Therapy
Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy reasons for having an amended IEP meeting.
An IEP Teams Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment [offsite link]
Tons of information - includes identifying the problem behavior, data analysis, addressing skill deficits and modifying the learning environment.
Attending Your First IEP Meeting
Sharing some tips to prepare for the Individual Education Plan meeting for your child on the Autism Spectrum.
Behavior Support Planning
What does a Behavior Support Plan look like, what type of questions are listed in the form? Here is a sample from LAUSD used for my child on the Autism Spectrum.
Classroom Modifications for the Autistic Student
A compilation of what to include in the IEP, plus resources for parents and professionals.
Curriculum Management [offsite link]
This is from Autism Teaching Tools. They discuss white boards for organization, data sheets and vocabulary lists
Educational Autism Tips for Families
This is a resource for families entering the school system with a recent autism diagnosis. Find out what issues take place over the course of a school day and meet these challenges head on.
Grasping Autism Behaviors
How a parent can decipher behaviors that take place at school through assessments and gathering of information.
How to write measurable goals [offsite link]
A wrightslaw article from a Director of Special Education. Provides questions and examples.
All members of the IEP team need to be organized and prepared.
IEP Goals and Progress Reports
The parent-teacher conferences go over the goals listed on the IEP with teacher and should receive reports from designated instructional services.
IEP Goals based on State Content Standards [offsite link]
This pertains to a few states, with links to curriculum, codes, standards and covers eligibility and funding.
IEP Online Training [offsite link]
writing measurable annual goals and objectives. Benchmarks related to California content standards.
IEP Prep Time
The annual Individual Education Plan meeting is coming up. Planning for the meeting by gathering documents.
IEP self-Help sample goals [offsite link]
These goals cover toileting, brushing teeth, eating, diapering, writing, group activities and writing.
IEP Tips for Children on Yeast Free/Wheat Free/Milk Free Diets [offsite link]
From the Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition.
Independent Educational Evaluations [offsite link]
What? Why? How? Who Pays? - Wrightslaw article by Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Legal Rights to an Education [offsite link]
Covers LRE, Inclusion, Behavior plans and much more.
No Child Left Behind Act [offsite link]
U.S. Dept of Education site with all statutes.
Online Training [offsite link]
From Untangle Autism - also learn the purpose of IDEA
Parents Helping Parents IEP Prep [offsite link]
This is a wonderful tool that lists questions to respond to and then creates a document for you to be prepared. Includes transition plans, supports, services and accommodations.
Physical Education Lesson Ideas [offsite link]
There are over 1300 lesson ideas submitted by 900 teachers.
Preparing For Due Process
The School District is offering a Middle School Placement that is not suited for my child. I found a Middle School that is the best choice and now have to go through the due process system to obtain this school for his matriculation IEP.
Psycho Educational Assessment
An overview of re-evaluation assessment report for Triennial IEP of eighth grader with high functioning autism in general education.
Quick Tips For A Productive IEP Meeting
A primer on how to prepare for the meeting and what you should bring along as well.
Recommendations for students with High Funtioning Autism [offsite link]
Very detailed guidelines for parents and teachers - a TEACCH article.
Reflecting On The First IEP Meetings I Attended
Sharing the differences between the IEP Meetings first attended for my children on the Autism Spectrum.
Sample Letters [offsite link]
Includes school records and requesting an assessment.
Special Education Assessment Plan
A listing of the Standardized Tests that may be included in an assessment within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Surviving Due Proces [offsite link]
This trailer at wrightslaw takes you through a special education due process hearing, from initial preparations to testimony by the final witness. The film is based on a true story.
TEACCH [offsite link]
Treatment and Education of Autistic and related communication handicapped Children. Structured teaching and applications.
Sites specifically for teachers
Writing IEP Goals [offsite link]
This is a Wisconsin site that has great resources, examples of forms and goals checklists.
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