This workshop is designed to empower parents as advocates for their children in the IEP (Individual Education Plan) process. It will provide you with a foundation of knowledge, practical strategies, and effective approaches to working with your child's school in a collaborative and productive way. You will learn about IEPs, services needed in school, and Massachusetts law. It will also address the learning and generalization of non-academic skills such as: social skills, organizational skills, self-advocacy, independent living skills. You will leave with a worksheet for IEP planning that you can update and use each year.
Jean Stern, MS, is a trainer and consultant for AANE and MGH Aspire and former Director of Children's Services at AANE. She is now offering individual IEP consultation and parent support on Cape Cod.