IEP 5: Writing the IEP (Part 1)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm

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Each child found eligible for special education must have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) in place at the beginning of every school year. This module of the IEP Mini Modules Series covers procedures in federal and state laws related to the IEP, including: the IEP timeline, members of the IEP Team, IEP meeting notices, excusing IEP team members from the IEP meeting, annual review of IEP goals, the IEP cover sheet, and an overview of the IEP document sections.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the IEP timeline, IEP Team members, and meeting notices.
  • Participants will be able to discuss excusing IEP Team members from the IEP meeting.
  • Participants will be able to identify the IEP document sections.


Jan Serak is the Director of Serak Consulting Services, LLC, where she contracts with nonprofit organizations to provide Board training, interim nonprofit management, curriculum development, and other services. Prior to her retirement, she was the founder and CEO of WI FACETS. She was a founder and the Parent Partner of the WI Special Education Mediation System. Jan has served on many Boards, including National PLACE, Autism Society of America; Autism Society of SE WI and Autism Society of WI; the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE). She also served on the WI State Superintendent's Council on Exceptional Education, WI Governor's Read to Lead Task Force, OSEP State Advisory Panel, Quality Education Coalition, and the National Center for Deaf-Blindness Advisory Board. Jan received her M.A. in Educational Psychology and Dispute Resolution from Marquette University. She is the parent of two adult sons, one of whom has autism.


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