Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Overview
DefinitionMembers of the IEP Team
The IEP is a written plan designed to help develop specific educational goals for the child with disabilities. It identifies the disability, describes the child's strengths and areas of need, lists goals the child should reach in a year's time, includes short-term instructional objectives that represent a series of skills to master or goals to accomplish and identifies programs and services,including regular education that the child will receive. Anew IEP is developed each year. From age 14 on, the IEP will also focus on transition needs and services.
Roles and Responsibilities in the IEP Process
A list of all individuals, and the responsibilities they have, who are required by law to contribute and participate in IEP development.