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Developing Your Child's IEP (March 3, 2017) (English and Spanish) (Center for Parent Information & Resources, CPIR)


Being a parent is the most wonderful—and hardest—job in the world. If you have a child with special needs, your job is no less wonderful, but it can be more complicated.

Your child’s education is most likely an area of great interest to you. As a child with a disability, he or she may be eligible for special education services in school. If so, then it will be important for you to learn:

  • more about special education;
  • how special education services can support your child; and
  • what part you can play in the special education process.

The good news is that there’s a lot of information available for parents. (1) This guide can help you learn what you need to know. It explains the basics of the special education process and gives you information on how to be an effective partner with your child’s school.

This article is available in Spanish.


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