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Your IEP Team

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the centerpiece of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). However, establishing an IEP that is truly beneficial to your child requires not only your involvement but also the diligent work of a team of appropriate professionals with the skill and firsthand knowledge necessary to form a workable and beneficial education plan for your child. The composition of an IEP team can vary from child to child. New Jersey has certain minimum requirements concerning who must be present at IEP meetings: • At least one general education teacher if the child’s plan is to include...

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Higher Education Issues for Children with Disabilities

If you are the parent of a child with a disability, you know you must be vigilant when it comes to protecting their best interests. Even as you struggle with the day-to-day challenges of ensuring your child receives the education and life skills needed, you are probably also looking to the future and wondering how your child can manage after moving on to higher education. Fortunately, there are legal protections in place to help. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) guarantees certain special education benefits to children with physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from receiving the full...

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