An Individualized Education Plan (IEP), also known as Individualized Education Program, is defined as a written plan that is designed to meet the unique needs of one child.  Much like an IEP, a 504 plan can help students with learning and attention issues learn and participate in the general education curriculum. You can learn more about the differences between the two plans here. Please learn about the process from the workshops offered by Parent to Parent.

“A human being mints many coins from the same mold, and they are all identical.  But the holy one, blessed by God, strikes us all from the mold of the first human and each one of us is unique.”

Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5

5 Steps to the IEP Process

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Local Resources

Parent to Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center for families of children and adults with all disabilities. Located in Miami, Florida, this program serves families in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, as well as the nation. With the help of Parent to Parent of Miami’s specialized team, parents and professionals can find information, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about early intervention, early childhood, education, IEP process, vocational training, employment, college opportunities, as well as the laws that protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities. Some services are free, some are fee based.

National Association of Special Education Teachers Transition Planning Timeline Checklist 

Here is an overview of the IEP process, team and documents. It is a unique vocabulary and process

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