IEP Road Map for Families
The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) has created a document that can help families better understand an IEP. The roadmap shows what an IEP generally looks like and then breaks down each section with tips on what to include and an explanation of special education terminology.
Painting the Big Picture
Parents and other family members help to “paint the big picture” when they share who their child is, what they can do, and how others can relate and respond to the child. When parents share what they know about their children, school staff can better support their students to learn, participate and succeed. This worksheet may be particularly helpful to introduce a child to a new teacher, coach, or caregiver or to contribute to the child’s IEP, 504 Plan, or Medical/Healthcare Plan.