Leona - posted on 06/12/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Don't let the schools just tell you anything when you go to a IEP. The IEP( Individualized Education Plan) is a legal document that the school have to follow to the letter. There is a website called PAI.org that will help you a lot with educating you on your rights. I am a parent advocate or partner for a mental health agency and I fight for parents rights but also am a mediator between schools and parents. It is important for the two entities to get along in order to achieve the best interest for the child. I am available to answer any questions that I can. What I don't know I will find out for you or tell you how to find it. I do live in California and I am not sure if the laws are different in other states. If they are it is not hard to find out what the laws are in your state.