IEP + You =  Your Life Your Decisions Your Choices
What is an IEP??? <ul><li>IEP stands for Individual Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Your IEP is a tool for you to use to ...
Why do I need to know  what an IEP is? <ul><li>Because whether of not you know about it you have one.  </li></ul><ul><li>B...
So What??? Like What I Think Matters To Anyone…
Guess What? It Does. Your Thoughts, Hopes, Dreams, Goals and Feelings are VERY important in planning your IEP. After all i...
You Have The Right To Be Heard But you also have responsibilities
RIGHTS:   <ul><li>To have a say in your future </li></ul><ul><li>To be treated fairly </li></ul><ul><li>To have your feeli...
<ul><li>You need to know about your disability and be able to talk to other people about your disability </li></ul><ul><li...
Your IEP Is A Team Effort <ul><li>You need to be a part of that team. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also pick other people to ...
Can You Think Of Someone You Would Want On Your Team?
So what can you do  to help plan your IEP? <ul><li>Know your strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you need help with. </...
The important thing… Remember that your IEP is about YOU!  No one knows what you want or need better than YOU!
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  1. 1. IEP + You = Your Life Your Decisions Your Choices
  2. 2. What is an IEP??? <ul><li>IEP stands for Individual Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Your IEP is a tool for you to use to pick classes and set goals for after you graduate </li></ul><ul><li>This is a legally binding document that spells out exactly what special education services you receive and why. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do I need to know what an IEP is? <ul><li>Because whether of not you know about it you have one. </li></ul><ul><li>Because your IEP has a huge impact on what type of education you are receiving </li></ul><ul><li>Because your IEP is the plan for YOUR future. </li></ul>
  4. 4. So What??? Like What I Think Matters To Anyone…
  5. 5. Guess What? It Does. Your Thoughts, Hopes, Dreams, Goals and Feelings are VERY important in planning your IEP. After all its about YOU!
  6. 6. You Have The Right To Be Heard But you also have responsibilities
  7. 7. RIGHTS: <ul><li>To have a say in your future </li></ul><ul><li>To be treated fairly </li></ul><ul><li>To have your feelings, thoughts and wants taken in to consideration </li></ul><ul><li>To know what your IEP says about you </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>You need to know about your disability and be able to talk to other people about your disability </li></ul><ul><li>You need to participate in your team meetings and make sure that everyone is aware of your feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be able to talk about your wants, needs, and goals </li></ul>Responsibilities:
  9. 9. Your IEP Is A Team Effort <ul><li>You need to be a part of that team. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also pick other people to be on that team. People that are important in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of this team can include family members, teachers, therapist, support staff, and other people that you work with at school </li></ul>
  10. 10. Can You Think Of Someone You Would Want On Your Team?
  11. 11. So what can you do to help plan your IEP? <ul><li>Know your strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you need help with. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what your IEP says </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you want. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your future. What does is look like? What do you want to do? </li></ul>
  12. 12. The important thing… Remember that your IEP is about YOU! No one knows what you want or need better than YOU!

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