FAMILY CONNECTIONS: MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
A Special Series for Parents and Family Members
Presented by SUPAC and hosted by Cortland City School District
SESSION 3: Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
The IEP is the cornerstone of the special education process. “Understanding the IEP” walks families through the New York State standard IEP form and helps them to understand the various components of the IEP, how it impacts their child’s education program, who writes the IEP, and what individualized means. “Understanding the IEP” will also provide families with tips and tools to participate in the IEP development process to help promote positive education outcomes.
ABOUT THIS SERIES: All parents and family members can and should have meaningful participation in their children’s education, especially when the child receives special education supports and services. Effectively communicating and collaborating with the school team is essential to improved outcomes for students with disabilities. Cortland City School District is pleased to host this six-part Family Engagement Series present by SUPAC-Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center. Each session will provide strategies and information to build upon the next in helping families to navigate and participate in the Special Education Process for their children.