The acclaimed book for parents whose children have special needs in school. The individualized Education Program, or IEP, determines the nuts and bolts of your child's special education. But it's easy to get lost in the paperwork and bureaucracy. The Complete IEP Guide is your map through the IEP process. The book provides all the instructions, suggestions, strategies, resources and forms you need to proceed from when you first suspect a problem to when your child completes school. Learn to: - understand special education law - untangle eligibility rules and the role of assessments - collect all school records - become an expert on your child's educational needs - pinpoint specific goals in school - develop a clear blueprint of program and services - research school programs and alternatives - prepare for IEP meetings - resolve disputes with your school district The Complete IEP Guide provides up-to-date, federal special-education laws and extensive appendices, including a list of over 125 groups and organizations. The 3rd edition is completely updated, and provides new information on disciplinary issues, and making the jump from high school to college or work. Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child.Siegel, Lawrence M. is the author of 'Complete IEP Guide How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child' with ISBN 9781413301991 and ISBN 1413301991.