IEP support is available for you. Please email your LEA and they meet with you as needed. Here are some helpful hints:
BEFORE THE MEETING
-Obtain all school records and copies of the following: Prior IEPs (if any), Progress notes, report cards, work samples.
-Request for transportation if applicable.
-Request an interpreter be present to assist you in participating if applicable.
-Gather information from your health professionals.
-Make a list of your child’s strengths and needs.
DURING THE MEETING
-Remember that you are an equal member of the IEP team.
-Ask for clarification if you don’t understand something that is being said.
-Discuss what you feel helps your child to learn.
-Listen to the points of view of all.
AT THE END OF THE MEETING
-Be sure that all your child’s needs and services are documented on the IEP.
-Ask for a copy of the IEP minutes and IEP.
-If you cannot come to an agreement, you may request another meeting. Do not feel pressured to make a decision.
**Remember you can ask for an IEP review at anytime during the school year.
It is the policy of Westerly Public Schools not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies on the basis of age, color, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. If special accommodations are needed call 401-315-1500, 48 hours in advance. .