BEFORE the IEP

The HQ IEPs Resource Lead Project aims to increase knowledge and engagement of special education providers as members of the IEP team to help develop high quality IEPs that will result in educational benefit. These are resources to help prepare for the IEP Journey. 

This collection of self-paced courses covers the legal foundations of laws supporting students with disabilities. The collection includes courses that explain the difference between civil rights and funding laws, different laws impacting students with disabilities including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the relationship between state and federal laws, primary sources of the law in the United States, the impact of the role and levels of the adjudicative source of law, the history of IDEA, the major parts of IDEA, and more.
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This course is a part of a series created by Progress Center covering the legal foundations of laws supporting students with disabilities.
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This module addresses the importance of engaging the families of students with disabilities in their child’s education. It highlights some of the key factors that affect these families and outlines some practical ways to build relationships and create opportunities for involvement (est. completion time: 1 hour).
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A visioning tool for school teams to dream of what meaningful participation in the IEP journey looks like.
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Tip sheets for all the major parts of the IEP created by Progress Center.
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Student Presentation Template for Early Childhood/Elementary Students
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Side-by-side transition checklist for Part C, Part B, and families
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An easy-to-use tool for educators to use at the beginning of the year to know who their student is as a learner to support them best.
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Special Education Timeline Resource
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