IEP 10: Parent Rights in the IEP Process

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

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Both state and federal special education laws give parents certain rights, called Procedural Safeguards, that are designed to protect the rights of parents and their child with a disability. This module of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Series includes: the purpose and contents of the Procedural Safeguards Notice, understandable language, when a parent must receive this Notice, confidentiality, prior written notice, parental consent, and options for resolving disputes that may arise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the purpose of the Procedural Safeguards Notice.
  • Participants will be able to relate when written notices and parent consent are required.
  • Participants will be able to recognize the dispute resolution options found in the Procedural Safeguards Notice.


Matthew Zellmer is the Parent Services coordinator for WI FACETS, which oversees the help desk that provides quality special education support to families. He is also the Transition Coordinator under the Milwaukee Advocacy Grant, under which he co-organizes the summer Youth Leadership summit for high school students with disabilities and hosts other transition workshops for youth, families and professionals. Matthew earned his Master’s degree in communication and is a frequent presenter at statewide conferences. 


Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by calling us at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.

All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.