The Individualized Education Program, or IEP, determines the nuts and bolts of your child's special education. This includes the specific classroom set up, curricula, support services, and program and educational goals. Understanding every aspect of the IEP process will help you avoid surprises along the way. The Complete IEP Guide walks you step-by-step through the IEP process. The book provides all the instructions, suggestions, strategies, resources and forms you need to proceed from the beginning, when you first suspect a problem, to the end, when your child completes school. Learn to: * understand special education law * untangle eligibility rules and the role of assessments * collect all school records * become an expert on your child's educational needs * pinpoint specific goals in school * develop a clear blueprint of program and services * research school programs and alternatives * prepare for IEP meetings * resolve disputes with your school district Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. The Complete IEP Guide provides up-to-date, federal special-education laws and extensive appendices, including a list of over 125 groups and organizations.