Resources for Parents

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  • 1

    Welcome to the IEP Advocate Parent Resource Library!

    • How to access your resources

    • Video Tutorial: How to use this library (watch this video before you start or if you are having trouble)

  • 2

    Get your child Evaluated! Here's what you need

    • Letter Requesting Evaluations


  • 3

    About 504 Plans and IEPs

    • Frequently Asked Questions About 504's & IEP's

    • Questions Often Asked by Parents About Having an IEP

    • Overview of the First IEP Mtg

    • Developing Your Child's IEP: Part 1- The IEP Mtg

    • Developing Your Child's IEP: Part 2-Present Levels & Goals

    • Developing Your Child's IEP:Part 3 - Services & Supports

    • Developing Your Child's IEP:Part 4 - Deciding Placement

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    Florida McKay & Gardiner Scholarship Information

    • About the McKay Scholarship

    • 2019-2020 McKay IEP Funding Amount

    • 2019-2020 McKay 504 Funding Amounts: Table

    • About the Gardiner Scholarship

  • 5

    Placement Resources

    • Deciding a Students Placement

    • 11 Questions to Ask About Your Child's Placement in a Resource Room

    • Considering Least Restricted Environment (LRE) in Placement Decisions

  • 6

    Discipline Resources

    • Are Services Provided During Disciplinary Removals

    • General Authority of School Personnel When It Comes to Disciplinary Action

    • Did the School Have Basis of Knowledge? (Does IDEA protect my child from disciplinary action?)

  • 7

    Due Process and Appeals Resources

    • Appeals and Expedited Due Process

    • Students Placement During the Appeals Process

    • When You Disagree with the School Here Are Your Options

  • 8

    Accommodations Resources

    • Supports, Modifications and Accommodations for Students

  • 9

    About IDEA

    • IDEA-Parent Participation and Protection

    • IDEAs Regulations on Discipline

  • 10

    Working with the School

    • Requesting a Meeting to Review Your Childs IEP

    • Requesting Prior Written Notice

    • Scheduling the IEP Mtg & Notifying Parents: The School's Responsibilities

    • ESE Policy and Procedures Manual for Each School District in Florida

    • Is Your Child’s Teacher Certified?

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    Additional Resources

    • Need more help?

    • Is Your Child’s Teacher Certified?

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