The IEP (Individualized Education Program) process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for parents new to the special education system. These 30-40 minute modules break down what you need to know about the IEP process.

You can watch through the entire ten part series or jump right in with the modules that are most interesting to you. Clicking on the module will direct you to a registration page. After filling out the required information, you will be able access the recorded video(s).

Have an Individualized Education Program meeting coming up and don’t have time to check out all of our mini modules? You may like our IEP Checklist Webinar which provides a basic overview of things to consider before, during and after the IEP meeting.

1: STARTING THE IEP PROCESS: SPECIAL EDUCATION BASICS

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This IEP module covers some basics of special education, laws, important terms (special education, FAPE, LRE, IEP), eligibility, and the special education timeline.

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2: THE SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL PROCESS

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Learn about who can make a referral, when and how to refer a child to Special Ed, what happens after a referral is received by the school, IEP team members & the EP team’s job.

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3: EVALUATION & ELIGIBILITY IN THE IEP PROCESS

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Learn about procedures related to the evaluation notice, parent consent, if a child has a disability, the evaluation report, and the special ed timeline.

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4: REEVALUATION & INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS

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Learn about when reevaluation for special education is required, other times you can request a reevaluation, how parent consent works in re-evaluation, and independent educational evaluations.

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5: WRITING THE IEP (PART 1)

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This 3 part series will provide in-depth coverage of every section of the IEP. Takeaways from Part 1 include:

IP timeline, IP Team members, Required notices, Excusing members from the meeting, Annual review of IEP goals, IP cover sheet, and an Overview of the IP document

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6: WRITING THE IEP (PART 2)

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This 3 part series will provide in-depth coverage of every section of the IEP. Take-aways from part 2 include:

What student information is included in the IEP, What parent engagement strategies can be included in the IEP, and How to create specific & measurable annual goals

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7: WRITING THE IEP (PART 3)

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This 3 part series will provide in-depth coverage of every section of the IEP. Take away from part 3 include:

What is the EP Program Summary, Participation in the regular education environment and physical education, Response to parent requests What is the placement decision process

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8: WRITING THE IEP (PART 4)

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This module covers:

Naming the 4 descriptions required for each service listed in the IEP, Knowing when and what to include in the IEP for students turning 14, and the placement process, including parental consent.

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9: IEP REVISIONS & EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR

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This module covers:

What are reasons for revising a child’s IEP, Who can request the revision, Making changes to the IEP without an IEP meeting, and Consideration of Extended School Year services

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10: PARENT RIGHTS IN THE IEP PROCESS

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Learn 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.

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11: USEFUL RESOURCES IN THE IEP PROCESS

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Learn to find IEP-related information on Wisconsin online sources, including the WI Dept. of Public Instruction & WI Special Education Mediation System websites.

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