A child becomes eligible for special education when the IEP team identifies the child as having a disability and in need of specially designed instruction. The disability must have education impact.
Your child’s school will provide a copy of Parental Rights: Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice for Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention, Preschool Special Education, and Special Education (in your native language). This document includes an explanation of your special education rights. Parents are to receive a copy of the notice one time each year and upon:
You are a member of your child’s IEP team. Other team members include:
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process encourages your full participation in the discussion and decisions made at the IEP team meetings.
You may request an IEP team meeting at any time to review your child’s IEP. At a minimum, the IEP team must meet to:
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