International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

DOI: 10.61494/ijspe

It’s About Me: Student Participation in Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development

Kate D. Simmons, Sara Bicard & Katie Meighs


Current Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting practices are generally designed and implemented primarily by the Special Education teacher. However, it is suspected that the earlier educators can get students engaged and interested in their IEP process prior to the IEP team meeting, the better the long-term outcomes will be. The purpose of this paper is to provide the steps involved in working with students ahead of their meetings and come up with an informative poster for them to share with the IEP meeting participants.