IEP meeting checklist for parents of children with deafblindness

Make sure to follow this checklist before your IEP meeting.

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Please review this checklist prior to starting your IEP meeting. You may wish to send a copy to your team prior to the meeting so they can use it to prepare. As you go through your IEP meeting, check to make sure that each of the issues below is addressed by your team. If it is not addressed, ask your team to discuss it. Let the Director of Special Education know if your IEP meeting does not address each issue

The IEP discussion should always start with your child’s strengths and needs. This leads to a discussion of annual goals and objectives and the services and supports that will be provided to help achieve them. Then there is a discussion about whether or not your child can achieve their goals in the general education classroom, and if not, which setting is the “least restrictive” appropriate setting.

Each IEP step builds on the previous step:

The following should occur as part of the IEP process:

During the IEP meeting, the team should address the following:

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