Requesting the First IEP Meeting

To start the request for special education services for your child write a letter to the school principal asking to have your child assessed for special education services. Explain in the letter the problems your child is having in school. This usually can be done in one paragraph.  The school needs to answer your request in fifteen days. If they don’t answer you may need an advocate to help get the process started.

The response to your letter can be a request a meeting at which time an assessment plan will be developed.  On the other hand they may just send you the assessment plan.  In either case you need to make sure that the school is going to test your child in all areas that can be the reason your child is not doing well in school.

After you sign the assessment plan, the school will test your child and notify you of the date for the IEP meeting. The meeting must take place within 50 days of the receipt of the assessment plan by the school. Requesting An IEP Revision

If you find that your child’s IEP is not working you can request a new IEP meeting to revise every thing that is on the current IEP.

To request the new IEP meeting you need to write a letter to the school explaining why you think the IEP needs to be changed.  The meeting must be held within thirty days of the receipt of the request by the school.

If you have problems with this process, an advocate can help you.

Requesting An IEP Revision

If you find that your child’s IEP is not working you can request a new IEP meeting to revise every thing that is on the current IEP.

To request the new IEP meeting you need to write a letter to the school explaining why you think the IEP needs to be changed.  The meeting must be held within thirty days of the receipt of the request by the school.

If you have problems with this process, an advocate can help you.