CHALLENGING THE IEP

Referee

There's so much to discuss here, but let's start with something simple, the Parent Addendum.

So, you've been sitting in an IEP meeting and there may be some things you agree with, some you don't, but the challenge is the day to day reality for your child while you keep working on what isn't working.  

Most of us believe there are two options when it comes to an IEP document, either you "Agree" or you "Disagree," but is that really all there is to it?  Is it quite so black and white?

The answer is no, it isn't.

Enter the Parent Addendum and your right to "Authorize Implementation" without stating that you "Agree" to anything.

What you are in essence saying is, "I consent to the implementation of the IEP for (child’s name) except for the items listed in this addendum. My partial consent does not mean that I agree that this IEP provides my child a free appropriate public education. I reserve the right to challenge the appropriateness of the entire IEP as well as any of the items listed here."

Powerful tool isn't it.  Download the template here:

Parent Addendum to the IEP

And, don't worry, there's more to come in this section.