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Complete IEP Guide, The: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child (10th Edition) Spiral-Bound | July 28, 2020

Lawrence M. Siegel

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This is the best available guide for parents of children with disabilities. It combines legal information with practical advice and gives parents the step-by-step instructions they need to navigate the complicated process of creating and maintaining an IEP for their child with special needs.

Recipient of the 2017 BRONZE Winner for Education Award from Foreword Indies.

Get the educational services and support your child deserves

Federal law guarantees every child a free appropriate education, and the goal of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is to assure that every child with special needs receives what the law promises. But if you have a special ed child, you know that your family must make sure the school follows through. This powerful book covers:

  • eligibility rules and assessments
  • working with outside experts
  • developing your child's ideal educational program
  • preparing for and attending IEP meetings, and
  • resolving disputes with school districts.

The 10th edition includes summaries of important court decisions, expanded information on independent evaluations and bullying, and additional real-life tips. It provides key forms, sample letters, and resources you need at every stage of the IEP process. With it, you can make sure your child gets a good education—the education he or she deserves.

With downloadable forms, letters and resources inside. Includes IEP blueprint.

Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 408 pages
ISBN-10: 1413327427
Item Weight: 2.0 lbs
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings
"​2017 ​​Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award,​ ​Bronze ​Winner" FOREWORD REVIEWS

"The essential guide for any parent preparing for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)." Library Journal

"This guide is a godsend..." New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Help[s] parents advocate for their child's educational needs." Providence Journal

"Provides all the strategies, forms, and instructions parents need to make the most of the Individualized Education Program."Reference & Research Book News

"Finally, an understandable and practical guide through the complex special education maze of the IEP! The Complete IEP Guide is must reading for any parent whether you're beginning the journey into special education or a veteran of the process." Larry Komar State Council for Children & Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

"Siegel, a special education attorney and advocate who teaches special education law, leads parents through the individualized education program (IEP) process. He covers each step involved and the relevant rights and how parents can be an advocate for their children in special education. He explains the Individuals with Disabilities Act; making a formal request to start the special education process and obtaining school records; getting organized; developing the child’s IEP blueprint that includes the placement, services, and teaching strategies for the child; evaluations of the child; who is eligible for special education; exploring options and making the case for the child’s special educational needs; writing IEP goals; preparing for and attending the IEP meeting; resolving IEP disputes through due process; filing a complaint; hiring a lawyer and doing legal research; and joining or forming a parent organization. This edition includes two new Supreme Court decisions and developments in special education voucher programs. It includes forms, sample letters, and resources.." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc., ProtoView

Lawrence Siegel has been a Special Education Attorney and Advocate since 1979, and has represented children with disabilities extensively in IEPs, due process, complaints, legal action and before legislative and policy bodies. Mr. Siegel has lectured and consulted with advocacy and parent groups throughout the country. He has written special education legislation that has been adopted in several states. Mr. Siegel is the founder of the National Deaf Education Project which works to ensure that the fundamental communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing children are part of the educational system. In 2004-5 he was appointed to an endowed chair at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for his work as an advocate of special education. You can visit Lawrence's website at