The IEP Advocate Q&A

Questions Often Asked by Parents About Having an IEP

Here you’ll learn:

  • How to have your child evaluated (at no cost to you) to see why he or she is having difficulty in school;
  • What the evaluation process involves and how you can contribute to it;
  • How special education can support your child’s learning, if he or she is found eligible for services;
  • How your child’s eligibility is determined and your right to participate in making that decision; and
  • What happens next, if your child is found eligible.  Hint: It involves writing an individualized education program, or IEP, for your child.

Part 1: The Evaluation Process

Part II: Deciding Eligibility

Part III: Writing and Implementing an IEP

Part V: Resolving Disputes

Information provided by Center for Parent Information and Resources (May 29, 2020) Questions Often Asked by Parents About ESE, Newark, NJ Lisa Küpper.