Fairly new to the special needs community, I have heard a lot of horror stories about the school system and IEPS. I've heard I need to fully understand my child's rights and advocate and push for them. I've heard I need to be diligent about making sure my son's teachers are following his IEP.
I don't know if all that is true, but I do know I'll need to be more involved with my son's education than I have been with my daughters. So to be prepared, I have put together an education notebook. One person suggested that I may want a new notebook for each year. Here are the dividers I included:
IEP/Eval - for his current IEP and any evaluations
Rights - to keep track of laws, etc
School - info from/about his school
Progress Reports - from his teachers
Class work - samples
IEP Prep - definitions, forms to prep for IEP
Resources - contact info re: education and support groups
Tomorrow, I'll share about the "getting to know you" document I plan on providing to my son's teachers.