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IEP ACRONYMS & MEANINGS

IEP = Individualized Education Plan

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IEP =

Individualized

Education

Plan

ACRONYM
MEANING
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
BIP
Behavioral Intervention Plan
BLV
Blind/Low Vision
CCC
Case Conference Committee
CD
Cognitive Disability
DB
Deaf-Blind
DD
Developmental Delay
DHH
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
ED
Emotional Disability
ESY
Extended School Year
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA
Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDOE
Indiana Dept. of Education
IEE
Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP
Individualized Education Plan
IHO
Independent Hearing Officer
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment
LSI
Language/Speech Impairment
M-TEAM
Multidisciplinary Team
MD
Multiple Disabilities
NOPS
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
OHI
Other Health Impairment
OI
Orthopedic Impairment
OT
Occupational Therapy
PAR
Public Agency Representative
PLOP
Present Level of Performance
PT
Physical Therapy
RTI
Response to Intervention
SLD
Specific Learning Disablity
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TOR
Teacher of Record

"Education breeds confidence.

Confidence breeds hope.

Hope breeds peace."

                                                   Confucius

THE IEP PROCESS

The IEP process begins with a referral for evaluation from either the parent or the public school system. 

 

There are 13 areas of eligibility for an IEP.  Once your child qualifies under one of those categories, an IEP draft is written by the Teacher of Record (TOR). 

 

Your Case Conference Committee (CCC) will work together with you to develop a finalized IEP. 

 

The IEP is then considered to be a legal document that the school is required to follow.  

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ATTORNEYS &

OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS

DISCLAIMER:  All attorneys and/or providers in this section will only be listed at their request.  IEP-Hope, Inc. does not endorse nor prefer any one over another.  Our goal is to provide parents/caregivers with available options as a starting point.  Please conduct your own research and make a decision based on what's in the best interest of your child and your family's own unique circumstances.

This list will be updated regularly as we process requests for publication.

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      DID YOU KNOW??? 

There is a difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational diagnosis of Autism.  Just because your child was diagnosed medically, does not necessarily mean they will automatically receive an educational diagnosis.

Vocational Rehabilitation should be invited to your child's case conference around age 14 to assist with helping your child with the transition process.

A CCC is required to consist of the TOR, a gen-ed teacher, a public agency representative (such as a principal or SPED supervisor/director), service providers (speech, pathologist, physical therapist, etc.). the parent/guardian, and the child (usually beginning at

age 14).

MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM

 

You can find more information about the application process, eligible diagnoses and services on their website at:

 

https://www.in.gov/medicaid/members/home-and-community-based-services/family-supports-waiver/ 

Since there is often a lengthy waiting list to be assigned to a service provider after your child is approved, the waiver should be applied for as soon as your child receives a qualifying diagnosis.

 

Many parents are unaware that this important program even exists.  If you haven't heard of it, please click on the link to see if your child qualifies.

The Medicaid Waiver is a federal program put in place to help cover costs of therapies and services that may benefit your child. 

The Family Supports waiver covers things such as Behavioral Support Services, Music Therapy, Respite Care, and many others.