IEP 8: Writing the IEP (Part 4) and Placement

Tuesday, April 6, 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 Series continues from Writing the IEP - Parts 1, 2, 3 and covers remaining parts of the IEP document: Section IV. Program Summary (Frequency/Amount/Duration/ Location), Section V. Student Participation (regular education environment and physical education) and Transition (for students turning 14). Also included: Response to Parent Requests (prior written notice), Parent Consent, and determination of Placement.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to name the 4 descriptions required for each Service listed in the IEP.

Participants will be able to when and what to include in the IEP for students turning 14.

Participants will be able to describe the placement process, including parent consent.


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 also 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.


Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

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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.