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 in the regular education environment);

(3) Not less than one special education teacher of the child, or where appropriate, not less then one special education provider of the child;

(4)  A representative of the public agency who–

       (i)  Is qualified to provide, or supervise the provision of, specially designed instruction to              meet the unique needs of children with disabilities;

       (ii) Is knowledgeable about the general education curriculum; and

       (iii)  Is knowledgeable about the availability of resources of the public agency;

(5)  An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results, who may be a member of the team described in paragraphs (a)(2) through (a)(6) of this section;

(6)  At the discretion of the parent or the agency, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child, including related services personnel as appropriate; and

(7)  Whenever appropriate, the child with a disability.