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Author Siegel, Lawrence M., 1946- author.

Title The complete IEP guide : how to advocate for your special ed child / by Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel ; editor, Janet Portman.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Parent Collection  CG 371.9 SIEGEL    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  371.9097 SIE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  371.9 SIEGEL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  371.9097 SIEGEL    DUE 02-09-22
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  371.9 S15C    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  371.9097 SIEGEL    Check Shelf
Edition Eighth Edition.
Description 370 pages : forms ; 23 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction to special education -- What is special education? -- What is an iep? -- Being your child's advocate -- Getting help from others -- Overview of special education law and the IEP -- Idea and state special education laws -- What idea requires -- Individualized education program -- Working with your school district -- Some overriding IEP principles -- Getting started : tips for all parents -- First steps -- Obtain your child's schoolrecords -- Getting organized -- Start an IEP binder -- The yearly IEP cycle -- Sample year in the life of your child's IEP -- Keep a monthly calendar -- Track your child's progress -- Developing your child's IEP blueprint -- Begin at the end : define your child's needs -- Preparing an IEP blueprint -- Other sources of information for the blueprint -- What's next? -- Evaluations -- When evaluations are done -- Evaluation components -- Evaluation plans -- Meet with the evaluator -- Reviewing thereport -- Reevaluations -- Final evaluations -- Who is eligible for special education? -- Eligibility requirements -- Preparing for the IEP eligibility meeting -- Attending the eligibility meeting -- Joint IEP eligibility/program meeting -- If your child is not found eligible for special education -- Exploring your options and making your case -- Review the school district's information -- Keep tabs on your child's progress -- Explore available school programs -- Find out about related services -- Compare your blueprint with the existing programs and services -- Generate additional supporting information -- Independent evaluations -- Writing goals -- Skill areas covered by goals -- Developing goals -- When to draft goals -- Writing effective goals -- Preparing for the IEP meeting -- Schedule the IEP meeting -- The IEP meeting agenda -- Organize your materials -- Draft your child's IEP program -- Establish who will attend the IEP meeting -- Final preparation -- Attending the IEP meeting -- Getting started -- Simple rules for a successful IEP meeting -- Become familiar with your school's IEP form -- Writing the IEP plan -- Signing the IEP document -- Parent addendum page -- Resolving IEP disputes through due process -- Before due process : informal negotiations -- Typical due process disputes -- When to pursue due process -- Who can file? -- Your child's status during dueprocess -- Using a lawyer during due process -- How to begin due process -- Preparing for due process -- Mediation specifics -- Due process hearing -- Hearing decision and appeals -- Filing a complaint -- When to file a complaint -- Where to file a complaint -- What to include in a complaint -- What happens when you file acomplaint -- Lawyers and legal research -- How a lawyer can help -- Do you need a lawyer? -- Finding an attorney -- How attorneys are paid -- Resolving problems with a lawyer -- Doing your own legal research -- Online legal research -- Parent organizations -- Join a parent organization -- Form a parent organization.
Subject Individualized education programs -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.
Dispute resolution (Law) -- United States -- Popular works.
Special education -- Parent participation -- United States -- Popular works.
Individualized education programs -- United States -- Forms.
United States. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Children with disabilities -- Education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Genre/Form Law for laypersons.
Added Author Portman, Janet, editor.
Added Title Complete individualized education programs guide
ISBN 9781413320343 (pbk.)
1413320341 (pbk.)
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