IEP – Why it is important to have an advocate for your child’s IEP meetings
Choosing to take advantage of an experienced advocate or representative on your child’s behalf for these initial meetings will take the wonder out of the process. They can advise you when any acronyms are used and what they mean and how they apply to your child’s particular case. If at any time there is additional help that may not have been mentioned during a meeting, an advocate can really use their knowledge to get assessments in order to get your child qualified within the IEP meeting.
IEP help can really be of use when it comes to specific progression that you want your child to make in their program. If you feel that they are not being provided the appropriate avenues towards progress, an advocate can get the changes made to their program to make real progress towards their goals. IEP help is available in many forms when an advocate works with the school to get the proper program in place for your child to succeed.
Dealing with IEPs can be very stressful, especially when your child has special needs. There may be technologies available to your child that are not discussed due to their limited numbers in the district. Taking an advocate to a meeting can really open up possibilities to your child to receive services that are generally not available without a great deal of paperwork or obstacles.
Maybe your child’s school will make claims that they are unable to provide specific services for your child. Having an advocate help you dealing with IEPs will really make the process more fair when it comes to knowing your rights and providing access to what you are requesting for your child. Many times a school only has a certain budget to provide services to children in their district and will make the resources difficult to access unless there is prior knowledge of such services.
The importance of having an advocate for your child’s IEP meeting cannot be stressed enough when they are truly in need of services that are available to help your child succeed. Ensuring your child has an advocate that is working towards their best interests cannot be overlooked when it comes to your child’s education.