2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

32. Student Led IEPs: Description and Implementation

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Session Dates

Wednesday November 16, 2022 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel


This session will focus on Student Led IEPs and how to implement them. We will use research and data to show the importance of including the student and family in this process. Student led IEPs help to promote transition skills, self advocacy, highlight competence and student development. Westmoreland IU 7 will discuss their implementation and provide examples of their successes with student led IEPs. Participants will gain background knowledge, engagement tools, rationale, and the ability to incorporate these strategies in their classrooms.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain what a student led IEP meeting is and could/should include for all team participants.
  • List ways to start implementing student led IEP meetings for students within special education.
  • Utilize data and examples to support the introduction of student led IEPs.


Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattankop.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Heather Saus, Elizabeth Young, Jennifer Craig, Erin Campion

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta