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About the IEP
What is an IEP?
Who’s on the IEP team?
Components of a quality IEP
Placement options
Timelines for the IEP
Terms and acronyms
Before the IEP
10 tips to prepare for the meeting
What to bring
IEP Preparation and Participation Form (PDF)
At the IEP meeting
Helpful hints
Outline of an IEP meeting
Special education meeting planner
After the IEP meeting
Evaluation checklist (PDF)
What to Bring Checklist
  • Goals you have for the coming year — put your child’s needs and preferences at the center of any discussion
  • Examples of strategies and interventions that have and have not worked
  • Last year’s IEP — if you can find it!
  • Parent participation form (this can be a link to the actual planner that is under the “Before the IEP” section)
  • Positive mindset and willingness to try new things — look at the meeting as an opportunity for growth and a chance to make things better
  • Realization that not everyone may agree — try not to be judgmental or defensive
  • Commitment to collaboration — acknowledge and respect each team member
  • Meeting planner (PDF)
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Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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