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The IEP, Individualized Education Plan

What is an IEP?
The IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a written document that’s developed for each school child who is eligible for special education. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed at least once a year.

Before an IEP can be written, your child must be eligible for special education. By federal law, a multidisciplinary team must determine that (1) she’s a child with a disability and (2) she requires special education and related services to benefit from the general education program.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, requires certain information to be included in the IEP but doesn’t specify how the IEP should look. At NYISE, we use IEP Direct to plan, organize and develop the individual education plans for our students.
Our Pupil Personnel Services Department under the direction of Lois Dougan schedules and attends IEP meetings with the various school districts our children come from.