Prepare for the year ahead with these articles and resources:
- Introducing your child with an IEP to a new teacher
- What I Wish My Son’s Teachers Knew About Him and ADHD
- How To Organize Your Child's Special Education File
- Special Education Fundamentals
- Learning Differently 101 For Students
The following additional articles and resources are helpful for those just starting out in the IEP process or who are looking for more information about how best to support the education of a child with disabilities. You can also refer to our IEP guide for more information about the process.
Your 1st IEP
- What to Expect at Your First IEP
- Your First IEP Meeting: A Parent's Guide by SchwabLearning.org (Currently being Revised)
- Questions to Ask Before and During the IEP
- IEP Roadmap by Understood.org
- 5 Tips for Incredibly Successful IEP Meetings by Pam Wright, Wrightslaw.com
- Sign up for a FREE Virtual IEP Clinic at Support for Families
- IEP Timelines in CA
- Anatomy of an IEP, Understood.org
- Parents’ guide to 504 plans and IEPs: What they are and how they're different
- Categories of Disability Under IDEA
- Preparing for an IEP Meeting
- Developing Your Child's IEP
- Contents of the IEP by: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
- School Accommodations and Modifications
- Using the IEP Meeting to Create an IEP that Works from Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
- What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Special Education Timelines in California, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting Checklist, Bright Futures
Twice Exceptional Resources
- All about twice-exceptional students from Understood.org
- Twice Exceptional: Definition, Characteristics & Identification
- Students with Disabilities Often Overlooked in Gifted Programming
- REEL, Resilience and Engagement for Every Learner is a Bay Area Peninsula organization that strives to ensure that twice-exceptional students thrive in school by raising parent and educator awareness and understanding through resources, tools, events, and services.
- Standardized Testing Accommodations, California Department of Education Student Accessibility Resources
- What to Double-Check on Your Child’s IEP, Understood.org
- The Difference between an Educational Assessment and a Medical Diagnosis
- What is a functional behavioral assessment (FBA)?
- Yes, your child with an IEP can go on the field trip.
- Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Time Off for IEP Meetings
- How to Consent to Some Parts of an IEP and Not Others
- Special Education Rights for Children and Families
- IEP Progress Reports: What Should be Reported vs What is Reported from Special Education Action
- Does my child have to ride the Special Ed Bus to get Transportation on our IEP or 504?
- IEP Parent Support
- When Your Child With an IEP Turns 18: Your Parental Rights
- My Educational Experiences with Attention Deficit Disorder and Why Accommodations are So Crucial
This page was last updated on April 25, 2023