What To Do When the IEP Stops Working

You fought hard to secure school accommodations for your child, but now he's struggling again. Here, ADDitude outlines the most common problems with an IEP or 504 Plan — and provides straightforward solutions.

The Solution: Own Your Role as Parent

As a parent, you are essential to the IEP/504 team. While the school is not required to implement every request, they are required to consider your input. Become an active team member by asking questions and really listening to the answers. If you’re nervous about speaking up, type up your concerns ahead of time and distribute them at the start of the meeting. If you still feel ignored, send a follow-up letter with any remaining requests, questions, or suggestions.
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