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 The ABCs of an IEP 

IEP stands for...




This is a description of the legally-binding document that describes each student's annual special education plan. In order to have an IEP a student must qualify for special education based on federal- and state-elibility criteria. Many students with Asperger's syndrome and related conditions qualify for special education and have IEPs.

An IEP is part of the special education laws of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or educational benefit laws. IDEA allows for additional services and protections for disabled children not offered to other children such as accommodations, modifications, related and special education services to allow the child to be successful in school.

The following links contain an abundance of information related to IEPs and special education. Helpful links, handy tools, and lots and lots of practical and personal advice can be found at these trusted sites...

Special Education Law in Plain Language

LD Online

Schwab Learning

National Center for Learning Disabilities