For families who have a child with special educational needs, one of the most difficult challenges is transferring an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to another state or school. Moving can be stressful enough on its own; having to ensure that your child’s IEP is properly transferred and followed in their new environment adds an additional layer of complexity.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure your child’s rights are protected during the transfer process. In the video below, we discuss with expert Jessica Beaty how to successfully transfer an IEP from one state or school district to another so that your child receives the best possible education no matter where they go.
Steps for Transferring an IEP
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Transferring an IEP from one state or school district to another can be a daunting task. However, with the right preparation and knowledge of your child’s rights, you can ensure that their educational needs are met no matter where they go. By following the steps outlined in this article and video, parents will have everything they need to successfully transfer an IEP and protect their child’s education as well as special needs services while transitioning between schools or states.
Remember – if ever in doubt about how best to proceed when transferring an IEP, contact your local Department of Education for additional assistance. Good luck!