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I'm Determined

The I’m Determined project, a state directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.

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The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about IEPs. It includes the following topics:

  • All About IEPs
  • State and National Resources
  • Library Page

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

IEP Meeting Nuts & Bolts: What Parents Can Do to Get Ready

Going to your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting with teachers and administrators can seem overwhelming. It is important to remember that, as a parent or guardian, you are an important part of this team. You know your child better than anyone else. School staff need to know what your child is like outside of the school setting. They also need to know your child’s strengths and interests. Being prepared is a key to successfully developing an effective IEP for your child. Here are some ideas to help you organize and prepare information about your child.

IEP Process: Frequently Asked Questions

Information on the IEP process and form. Developed for the RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education by the RI Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) and Providence College.

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