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10 Common Mistakes Parents Make During the IEP Process

When you begin the process to get your child an Individualized Education Program (IEP), it can be an overwhelming, emotional, confusing, stressful, and frustrating time. While Illinois does provide a guide to help parents navigate special education services, you still may feel lost while everyone else involved has been through the process many times and is using all sorts of jargon and acronyms.

The special education parent blog, A Day in Our Shoes, has a useful post on the ten common parent mistakes during the IEP process. Those mistakes are:

A Day in Our Shoes goes into a lot of detail for each of these points, so if you are headed into an IEP meeting, be sure to read the whole article to avoid these common mistakes.