- Plan and Prepare for entire IEP process
- IEP Team Meetings
- Resolution Session
- Due Process Hearing
- Appeal Process
- Compliance Complaint
- Early Intervention
- Manifestation Determination Review
Plan and Prepare for entire IEP process
I meet with the family to create a plan, everything from the evaluations and assessments needed, to present levels of performance to goals, services and placement needed to achieve those goals. My goal is to help you get the IEP you want. And to avoid the frustration of having to spend time and money trying to fix an IEP that doesn’t meet your child’s needs.
IEP Team Meetings
A mandatory meeting held with all members of the IEP team to determine your child’s present levels of performance, educational deficits, goals, and the support and services needed to reach these goals.
A voluntary, informal process where the parent and the school district attempt to reach an agreement about the services needed with the help of a mediator. If an agreement is reached, it is binding.
A mandatory meeting that takes place before you go to Due Process to give you and the district one more chance to work out an agreement before the Due Process hearing. The resolution session can be waived if both sides agree to waive it.
Due Process Hearing
If you do not agree with the school district on what the IEP should contain, and you either waive or are unable to come to an agreement through mediation or a resolution session, the next stop is the due process hearing. The hearing is like a courtroom trial. Both sides can call witnesses, give evidence and make legal arguments.
If you do not agree with the outcome of the due process hearing, you can appeal the decision to state or federal court.
If the IEP team is not following the IEP as written, you can file a compliance complaint with the state department of education
Services provided to children under 3 who are on the spectrum. Studies have shown that an individualized approach that addresses core deficits at a young age can improve long term outcomes.
Manifestation Determination Review
If your child’s behavior is going to result in a change of placement, an MDR must be held to determine if the behavior was caused by the disability and/or if the behavior was a direct result of the district’s failure to implement the IEP.