Ignorance is the greatest disability.
IDEA The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
IEP Team Meeting Facilitators - Facilitated IEP Team Meeting is a voluntary process, at no cost to the parties, that can be used when the parties to an IEP meeting agree that the presence of a neutral third party would assist them in communicating and in the successful drafting an IEP for a student.
The Facilitated IEP process has experienced a great deal of growth on the national level and new programs are being implemented in many states. Though most IEP team meetings flow smoothly, and do not need the assistance of a facilitator, sometimes conflicts arise, impasse occurs, issues are new and complex, or other problems develop and outside assistance is useful to remain focused on the development of a sound IEP for the student.
To request an IEP Team Meeting facilitator from the BSEA, call Marc Sevigny, Coordinator of Mediation, at 781-338-6443.