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This video will introduce Individualized Education Programs, IEPs, and IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

What's Included in the IEP?

Here the team will discuss your child's academic and functional strengths and needs in great detail. The IEP Team will use the information gathered to create a written Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child.information gathered to create a written Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child.

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The IEP Team

In this video you will meet the members of the IEP Team and learn about each of their important roles in the process of designing an effective IEP for your child.

The IEP Meeting

Watch an IEP Team meeting in Progress and meet the team members and go through the IEP process step by step. Created and produced by ECAC, the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center, NC's Parent Training and Information Center.

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U.S. Department of Education

The Department of Education provides a list of resources pertaining to the needs of children with disabilities.

The Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.



The National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is committed to ensuring that all students with learning disabilities graduate from high school with a standard diploma—prepared for college and the workplace.



Child Development Institute

The mission of Child Development Institute is to become the “go to” site for parents for information, products and services related to child development, psychology, health, parenting, learning, media, entertainment, family activities as well as to connect with other parents, professional experts organizations and other useful websites.

The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE) is a national association that seeks to meet a critical need for the millions of parents with children in special education.

Disability Resources, Inc.

Disability Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.

AllExperts – Special Education

This website allows students and parents to ask questions of AllExpert’s volunteer experts regarding all aspects of special education; questions and answers are available for search as well.

Team Of Advocates For Special Kids

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.

UNDERSTOOD: Learning and Attention Issues

15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

Friends of Quinn

Friends of Quinn is an online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences, as well as for the people who love them. Founded by Quinn Bradlee, filmmaker and author of A Different Life, a book about growing up with LDs, our mission is to connect the LD world.

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Designed to provide support for special education students and help to promote self-advocacy,“Especially 4 Me, A Student’s Guide to the IEP”, provides the resource students need not only for understanding the IEP process, but also to learn specific strategies to taking a more active role in their education. The fun interactive role play make this a must-read for anyone wishing to create a positive lasting impact on the lives of special education students. 

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