✓ Within five school days, you should receive a copy of the IEP.
✓ Read the entire IEP: make sure you understand it completely and that it accurately reflects all decisions made at the meeting. It is often helpful to compare it to previous IEPs and to the tape recording.
✓ If changes or additions need to be made, be sure to send a copy of them in a written addendum to your case manager. Remember, you may always request another PPT meeting.
✓ Discuss your child’s IEP with your child’s teachers (including “specials”) and related service providers, and understand how the goals will be implemented across curricula — in every classroom, cafeteria, gym, etc.
✓ Meet with your child’s case manager to understand his or her role in coordinating your child’s services.
✓ Take the time to explain any special equipment your child uses at home, and make sure you understand any special equipment he or she uses in school and may bring home.
✓ Ask that samples of your child’s work be shared with you. If you have questions, make an appointment with the teacher(s) or therapist(s) to discuss new strategies to meet your child’s goals.
✓ Let the school know that you would like to be called for your input, when needed.