The special education system in the United States is a maze of laws, confusing acronyms, and strong emotions. Most parents are unfamiliar with the proper steps that must be taken to develop a child’s individual education plan (IEP) after epilepsy surgery.

Helping your child reach full potential after epilepsy surgery is our mission. Every parent whose child needs special education must understand the steps you to build an appropriate IEP.

Before You Start – Make Your Resource Binder.

Be sure you have important reference documents at your fingertips. We suggest you make a separate binder with copies of the following laws and forms. Use tabs to separate each document.

NOTE: Our step-by-step process is meant to give you an overview of the IEP process.  It is not intended to cover every single aspect of IEPs. We’ve included hyperlinks to more detailed explanations of various topics.  Be sure to read those hyperlinks too.

STEP 1 – Referral