Creating an IEP (Individualized Education Program) is the beginning of your school-aged child’s educational journey. With early intervention, including a well-written IEP, we can help kids with CVI access their world.
We know that IEPs can be overwhelming and stressful.
Are you asking the right questions? Assembling the right team? Pushing for the right provisions? We’re mindful that this is sometimes difficult. We understand your frustrations and concerns. While we cannot guarantee outcomes, we can give you a framework based on Perkins’ expertise as you advocate on your child’s behalf.
As one educational advocate told us,
“As I go through the process with parents, I always try to educate them about the different parts of the IEP. If there’s a way for parents to learn about each section and really have an understanding of the document, I think it would make the process a little bit less daunting.”
That’s why we wrote this guide.
Every step of the way, we’re here to support you with CVI-specific explanations and advice.
We’ll walk you through the IEP process from beginning to end.
We’ll talk about how IEPs are built and implemented, as well as what questions to ask and what to expect at each stage.
We’re here for you!
We also invite professionals to learn from our CVI IEP series. Our goal for this series is a productive, solutions-oriented resource. The key is collaboration: We encourage parents and educational teams to work together so that each child can fulfill their potential. No two kids with CVI are alike—but every child with CVI is teachable.
Starting the IEP process: A guide for CVI families
An introduction to IDEA and the IEP and some initial steps to begin the IEP process