A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Tips that parents have found useful and successful in clearing up misunderstandings and clarifying what they want for their child
A worksheet to help guide parents through questions, to help organize input to be included in the IEP process.
What is the IEP Parent Partner Program? The IEP Parent Partners Program is a program that trains and matches IEP Partners with parents wanting support at their child’s IEP meeting. Who are IEP Parent Partners? IEP Partners are parents & others who have gone through an IEP Partner Training Program. IEP Partners are volunteers for the Arc of Snohomish County. They receive a stipend for each IEP meeting they attend on behalf of The Arc.
In Special Education there are often many uncommon or confusing terms and acronyms used. This document is a compiled list of commonly used acronyms that you may see on an IEP or hear in discussions about special education. Please keep in mind, when in a meeting if you are unsure about a word or acronym; please don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.
For a more extensive list of Washington State Education Acronyms you can also visit:
OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) http://www.k12.wa.us/generalinfo/acronyms.aspx
A list of resources useful in navigating Special Education
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Helping Parents and Educators Create Solutions that Improve Results for Students with Disabilities
in partnership with NICHCY National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities