Training

The Essentials of IEP Writing

An asynchronous online course designed for teachers, building administrators, families, and others

This PaTTAN-developed online course provides instruction on writing an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Through the use of videos, audio PowerPoints and PaTTAN publications, participants will complete modules on common terminology, leading IEP team meetings, and sections I-VIII of the IEP.

  • Self-paced professional development at no cost
  • 15 Act 48 continuing education hours upon completion
  • Considerations to prepare for and lead an IEP team meeting Guidance for each section of the IEP
  • Tips to be a well-informed Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative

8/12/24-9/23/24
11/4/24-12/16/24
1/20/25-3/3/25

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Individualized Education Program (IEP)

What is an IEP?

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a personalized plan for education services catering to disabled or gifted students.

This IEP document is available in a digital format. The Table of Contents lets you scroll directly to specific spots of the IEP document. You can download the IEP or request a paper copy.


Customized Professional Development

Are you interested in Professional Development or Technical Assistance from PaTTAN about the IEP and Student-Led IEP Process? Click the button to request a training or support for your school/district:

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Publications and Special Education Forms


 

Annotated IEP Companion Checklist

The purpose of the checklist is to support the participation, development, and implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each section provides questions to help guide discussion. Utilize the IEP Planning Notes column to support your planning and participation for an upcoming IEP meeting.

 

Annotated IEP Companion Checklist for English Language Learners

This publication is a guide for English Language (EL) Development Specialists to support the participation, development, and implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each section provides questions to help guide discussion. EL Development Specialists can utilize the IEP Planning Notes column to support their planning and participation for an upcoming IEP meeting.


Communication Plan of the IEP

The Communication Plan is a required part of the IEP process for students who are deaf/hard of hearing or deafblind. It should be completed at the beginning of the IEP meeting. The revised format asks for data to support answers and for input from all the members of the team: the student, the family, and the professionals.


Annotated Communication Plan of the IEP

This annotated version of the Communication Plan has notes and hints that can help all the members of the team work on the plan, together, at the beginning of the IEP meeting.

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The Language of Special Education

The 'Understanding the Language of Special Education' glossary is not a legal document but was developed to give families and educators in Pennsylvania an understanding of the language of special education so they can more easily participate in educational decision-making.

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Parents' Rights

The Parents' Rights brochure provides a summary of the rights of parents of children who receive or who may be eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Procedural Safeguards Notice provides a more detailed explanation of those rights.

Special Education Timelines

Timelines are extremely important for the delivery of special education services. According to Pennsylvania law, Chapter 14 Special Education Services and Programs and Federal Regulations Part 300, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), special education services must be delivered within these mandatory timelines.

 

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Education ABCs

Special Education for School-Age Children in Pennsylvania: A Guide for Families

Special Education for School-Age Children in Pennsylvania: A Guide for Families

 


Questions?



Do you have questions about the special education process or your rights?

If so, these free resource organizations can help with answers!





Engaging Families in the IEP Process

It is the responsibility of the school to engage families, but it can be unclear how to do this. This document will explore how schools can reframe the IEP process and take active steps to include families as educational partners.


Teachers' Desk Reference Bundle


This publication bundle includes all 20+ issues in the Teachers' Desk Reference series.  

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