annual-reviewEach year every student who receives special education services has a meeting, totally focused on him or her, in order to review the current program, determine whether services are still required, and if so, to develop their IEP… or their Individualized Education Program. The IEP is the program of special education services and supports designed for the student in order to meet their needs related to the impact of his disability in the coming year. This meeting is required and there are specific regulations about how it is conducted. It is important for families (and the student) to understand what happens at this meeting and its purpose.


The video module at the link below provides a brief overview of the Annual Review meeting including a brief regulatory overview, the information that will be discussed in the meeting, and some preparation strategies. Take a few minutes to watch it so that you can participate effectively in your child’s meeting!


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For more information read our previous Annual Review Newsletter.


And don’t forget to download our Preparation for Annual Review Timeline Tipsheet to help you organize and prepare for your child’s annual review meeting!