Every step of the way, we’re here to support you with CVI-specific explanations and advice.

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.

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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

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Anatomy of an IEP for kids with CVI

An overview of the purpose of the sections of an IEP document with CVI considerations

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What makes a well-written IEP?

An educational consultant shares what to look for in your child’s draft IEP

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How to maximize your IEP meeting

Tips for a more productive and effective IEP meeting for your child with CVI

Dive into parts of the IEP

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Whole-child CVI assessment drives the IEP

Q&A with Angela Gowans, an educational consultant who shares candid advice about how to navigate the assessment process

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A guide to common CVI IEP accommodations

Find examples of CVI accommodations to support access to learning and the environment

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Creating IEP present levels for kids with CVI

Learn the essential ingredients for strong, data-based present levels of performance for your child with CVI

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How to design IEP goals and objectives for kids with CVI

Discover what makes effective, actionable, and forward-thinking goals and objectives for your child with CVI

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Services and placement for kids with CVI

Learn about what’s involved in determining IEP services for your child with CVI, including vision services.

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What to know about extended school year services (ESY)

Learn about ESY services, determining placement, and what to ask before ESY begins for your child with CVI

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Transition: Success after secondary education for people with CVI

The post-secondary transition can be daunting for CVI families. Here are some helpful tips for beginning the planning process.

Navigating the IEP journey

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Balancing emotions with IEP advocacy

Amanda Griffith-Atkins shares some advice for before, during, and after the IEP meeting.

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How to disagree with an IEP

Advice from two experts about what to do when you need to push back during the IEP process

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Figuring out the IEP process

An education advocate presents components of the IEP and advice on how to advocate for your child’s needs

The CVI Now IEP Guide will keep evolving with new resources. Come back and visit often.

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Primacy of parents

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“Parents hold the power! If you’re uncomfortable with an IEP, don’t [fully consent to it]. Your child has a legal right to services. Don’t feel pressured.”

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Let’s learn and support each other on this journey. Have questions? Reach out to the CVI Team today!