RESOURCES & LINKS
IEP ACRONYMS & MEANINGS
IEP = Individualized Education Plan
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behavioral Intervention Plan
Case Conference Committee
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Extended School Year
Free Appropriate Public Education
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Indiana Dept. of Education
Independent Educational Evaluation
Individualized Education Plan
Independent Hearing Officer
Least Restrictive Environment
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
Other Health Impairment
Public Agency Representative
Present Level of Performance
Response to Intervention
Specific Learning Disablity
Traumatic Brain Injury
Teacher of Record
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Confidence breeds hope.
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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.
links for more
IEP & 504
I-CHAMP (Indiana Complaint, Hearing, & Mediation Process)
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.
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
MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM
You can find more information about the application process, eligible diagnoses and services on their website at:
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.