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Individualized Education Program (IEP)

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Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package

This training package was developed in response to the need expressed from state and local providers to have specific information and resources about developing Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) outcomes and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals.

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Key Preschool Principles and Practices Underlying the IEP Process

A NECTAC-convened workgroup of diverse stakeholders (researchers, higher education faculty, state policy makers, regional and local program administrators, family representatives, service providers, and technical assistance providers) engaged in a consensus process to articulate principles for the IEP Process that support family participation, inclusive practices and positive outcomes for preschool children with disabilities. They also developed a companion document on practices. A list of the workgroup participants is included in each of the documents. These resources were later incorporated into the Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package.


Families' Role in IEP Development

Families whose preschool children have developmental delays or other special education needs are important participants in the team process for developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP):