Author: Ryan Stober

IEP

IEP vs. 504 Plan – What You Need to Know

Did you know that one out of eight public schools does not have a single 504 plan? According to a 2018 analysis by Professor Perry Zirkel of Lehigh University, together with the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) on 504 plans, there is a “dramatically significant pattern of suspected under-identification.” This means several eligible students with disabilities do not have a 504 plan and may not have access to special education services, related services, and accommodations.

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IEP Process

What Are the 7 Steps in the IEP Process?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document for students with disabilities that have been evaluated and are eligible for special services. It is a plan for educating children with disabilities who need specially-designed instruction, special education, and related services. 

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Special Education

What Is FAPE? Special Education and the Law

FAPE is an acronym that is often heard within the special education community. It stands for “free appropriate public education,” a right that all students with disabilities are entitled to receive. This article will take a closer look at FAPE and explore what it means for students, educators, parents, and guardians.

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