Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than being worried about your child's IEP, only to feel like the IEP team doesn't listen and the results never change. And there's nothing more disheartening than watching our kids struggle in school--only to have another school year go by.
You know that you are an equal IEP team member. Maybe you've even tried suggesting changes to the IEP.
And yet, it's not quite working. Another year of "Let's wait and see."
Your child is falling further behind his/her age peers academically. You feel like they are not making any progress but the team disagrees. Homework is an hours-long daily battle with lots of yelling, frustration, and tears (you and your child!).
Other people make it look easy. But for you, it's been anything but. You thought that the hard part was going to be attending IEP meetings, but as it turns out, that was only just the beginning. And now you feel like you must be missing something.
And you're not alone. Most parents are as frustrated as you are.
The truth is that having a concrete action plan that follows the outlined IEP process is a game-changer. One that will have your IEP team sit up, take notice, and take your concerns seriously.
The problem? Most parents don't keep an accurate paper trail or enough documentation. And, they don't follow the outlined IEP process.
But what if there was a way to make sure you had done all you can?
Over the past decade, I have attended hundreds of IEP and 504 meetings and manifestation hearings. With all kinds of kids and parents and school teams.
And what I've learned is this--our kids may be very different from each other. But IDEA and the IEP process never changes. It is the same process for every child.
These are the exact tools and thought processes that I use with my paying clients, and I'm making them available to all parents.
When you follow the prescribed IEP process (per IDEA) and have solid documentation, IEP meetings are nothing more than an annual formality.
Most of the heavy lifting gets done before the meeting. These are the tools you need to be an engaged, active participant in the IEP process.
You will have 4 concrete, actionable steps to follow.
And, you can focus on changing your child's outcomes.
I will get instant access to the FULL LIBRARY of IEP Toolkit printables.
The IEP Toolkit was developed by a Special Education Advocate and IEP Parent-me!
It has all the tools you need to be an engaged, informed advocate and member of your child's IEP team.
I've helped 1000s of parents over the past decade. And you know what? Our kids are different, but the IEP Process never changes.
And, I've broken it down into 4 sequential, actionable steps for you to do.
The IEP Toolkit was first developed in 2015, by me, a Special Education and IEP Parent myself.
Since then, it has gone through several revisions, each time with a focus group of parents like you.
I want to make the IEP Process easier for parents and this toolkit will help get you there. Parents who have purchased it before participate in my focus groups and together we make it better and better with each revision.
If you are an IEP parent, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss.
Sure, other websites offer IEP binders. But, not many of them are created by someone who is both a parent and an advocate. Most are put together by the school staff or clinicians. And, with this IEP Toolkit, you don't just get a bunch of printables. You get a live community where you can find support and answers to your questions. Plus the best and most helpful IEP advice you'll find online. Here is some of what is included:
Just a sample of what you'll receive.
Don't IEP Alone (because you don't have to!)
TRUE STORY from my friend and neighbor, Anne: "I have listened to Lisa's talks and used her advice for years. Last year, I did specifically what she said, followed her letter templates, and sent it to my IEP team. I swear, they all sat up straighter in their chairs! They knew I meant business and my daughter's IEP got the needed changes."
"I was brand new to the whole IEP process. I had absolutely no idea where to begin. Being able to have all my daughter's educational paperwork all together in a binder is such a lifesaver! "
"Your product helped me in many ways but to be honest, the biggest role it played in me helping my son was that I didn’t know ANYTHING about IEPs at the time. Therefore, I didn’t know anything was required, that I had rights and that I played a key role in the process. Because of the organizer (and the questions it helped me generate), I went from being a mom whose son never even had an IEP to a mom whose son was approved for a nonpublic school that can meet his needs. I went from being a total rookie to an all star."
When you purchase the IEP Toolkit, you will have instant access to all the tools you need to effectively address your IEP concerns. My proven process provides a step-by-step plan for how to address the IEP team in a manner they cannot ignore. And, you'll never wonder what your next step should be.
IEP Binder Organization
It's not just about putting all your IEP stuff in a binder. I use a planned, methodical system that helps you analyze each portion of the IEP, in conjunction with the IEP process outlined by IDEA.
Huge Idea Bank!
Over the past 12 years, I can't even count how many times I've heard parents say "I don't know what to ask for." That will no longer be a problem, as this IEP toolkit includes hundreds of ideas for IEP goals, accommodations, strategies and more.
Letter Templates and Communication
Having a paper trail is the key to a successful IEP process. I'm including letter templates for you to swipe and use to send to your team. Plus, other worksheets to document communication between you and the IEP team.
Parents Rights Booklet
Yes, we all get a copy of our Procedural Safeguards. But I'm including another copy at the end of this toolkit. Just an added convenience so you don't have to go looking for it.
Try it for 14 days. If you're not satisfied, get your money back.