Understanding LRE: What is the Least Restrictive Environment?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in IEP, IEP Team | No Comments
Understanding LRE:  What is the Least Restrictive Environment?

One term that is thrown around a lot at Team meetings is “Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)”.  But what does LRE refer to exactly? IEP Program versus IEP Placement First, it is important to note that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) has two parts – the student’s program and the student’s placement.  A special education program refers to all the ‘stuff’ in the […]

IEP Team Meetings – 10 Tips for Parents

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in General, IEP Team | No Comments
IEP Team Meetings – 10 Tips for Parents

Spring is here, which means that not only is it officially baseball season (go Sox!), but also that it is officially annual IEP Team meeting time.  For parents who find these meetings to be a little overwhelming or frustrating, here are some tips that I hope will be helpful: 1.             Be Prepared.  Take some time […]

Who Should Be Part of Your Child’s IEP Team?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in IEP Team | No Comments
Who Should Be Part of Your Child’s IEP Team?

Have you ever wondered who is supposed to be on your child’s IEP Team?  According to federal regulations, school districts are required to ensure that every student’s IEP Team includes: (1)  The parents of the child; (2) Not less than one regular education teacher of the child (if the child is, or may be, participating […]