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The IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

What is an IEP?


The IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a legal document developed for each child eligible for special education services. The IEP is created through a team effort with the students' teachers and their school district and is 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 Frontline IEP to plan, organize, and develop 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 that refer out students.