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What should I expect at an IEP meeting?

Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings give you and the school a chance to work together to design an IEP for your child. The IEP is a written document designed to meet your child's individual learning needs. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed every year. It is not a contract, but it does guarantee the necessary supports and services to be provided.

The goals for your child are the core of the IEP. As a parent you play an important role in developing the goals that represent what you and other IEP team members think your child will be able to do in a year's time. Goals must be written so the teacher can monitor progress by using data. The specially designed instruction used to achieve the goals should be research-based.
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Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) were created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. As regional service agencies, AEAs provide special education and school improvement services for students, families, teachers, administrators, and their communities.


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