What Is An Individualized Education Program?

An individualized education program (IEP) describes the educational program that has been designed to meet the unique needs of a special education student. Each child who receives special education and related services must have an IEP.

Each IEP must be a truly individualized document. It is the school's legal agreement to work as a team with you and to provide your child with special education and related services designed to meet his or her unique needs. The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel and students (when age appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities.

For IEP eligibility, a student must be diagnosed with a disability that impairs his or her ability to make effective progress without specialized instruction, accommodations and/or related services.

There are a number of ways that a school can violate an IEP. In addition to helping parents and special needs children develop an appropriate IEP, our law firm helps parents enforce an IEP.

Legal Representation For The Development Of Special Education Plans In La Mesa, Chula Vista And All Of Southern California

If it is determined that your child is ineligible for special education, you may ask to see specific data that supports the team's current decision. You also may ask for data to be taken for 90 days and forwarded to you on "problem areas," and you can request a meeting in 100 days to reconsider the eligibility question. It is wise to consult with a special education attorney who will advocate for you and your child before that meeting.

The Law Office Of Meagan Nunez in San Diego fights for special education students and their families to ensure they receive a quality education and the resources necessary to thrive. Ms. Nunez understands how to help children with unique needs receive the educational resources that will help them learn and grow. She knows your child's rights under federal and state law.

If an IEP is not working for your child, we can work with the school district to revise it. We will take the time to learn your child's needs and explain all of your options. Our goal is to empower you with information. We stand by your side and provide you the tools you need to see that your child gets appropriate treatment as he or she makes his or her way through the education system.

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We can answer your questions and assess your child's educational needs during a free consultation. Call 619-757-1290 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.