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Superintendent’s Memo #263-16: Collaboration among Parents, Parent Advocates, and Professionals in IEP Meetings


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers guidance on collaboration for parents, parent advocates, and school division personnel in this memo.

Collaboration is the essential building block of creating successful outcomes for students with disabilities. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) strongly encourages parents, parent advocates and professionals who work with students with disabilities throughout Virginia's public schools, to work together collaboratively in a positive and respectful manner.


Family Engagement Federal Laws Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parent/Family Professional Resources State Laws