The U.S. Department of Education's Guide to the Individualized Education Program provides a useful overview of IEPs. Sections include:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act also extends to infants and toddlers under Part C. Similar to an IEP, an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) provides services to children with disabilities aged 0-3. In San Diego, IFSPs are jointly administered by San Diego Regional Center and the San Diego Unified School District.
Resources on IEPs for Children with Disabilities
California Department of Education resources to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities.
Training on Writing IEPs Based on State Standards
Self-paced training materials, updated to the implementing regulations of IDEA. Provides information on how to write IEPs, with goals tied to standards, that are student-focused and measurable.
Regional Centers are nonprofit private corporations located throughout California that contract with DDS to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. The San Diego Regional Center serves our area; intake processes are outlined on the SDRC website.
The San Diego Unified School District provides special education and related services to students.