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How do Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) help children with autism?

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that all children in the U.S. have a right to a "free appropriate public education."

For children with autism and those with other disabilities, this act mandates the creation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each IEP is designed to meet a child's specific special education needs. It sets goals and objectives and describes what services a child will receive as part of their program.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Education: "A Guide to the Individualized Education Program."

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland: "Developing Your Child's IEP."

Autism Society of America: "Individualized Education Plan."

Autism Research Society: "Helping Your Child to Help Him/Herself: Beginning Self-Advocacy."

Organization for Autism Research: "Individualized Education Programs."

University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine: "Writing a Good IEP for Student with Autism."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Education: "A Guide to the Individualized Education Program."

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland: "Developing Your Child's IEP."

Autism Society of America: "Individualized Education Plan."

Autism Research Society: "Helping Your Child to Help Him/Herself: Beginning Self-Advocacy."

Organization for Autism Research: "Individualized Education Programs."

University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine: "Writing a Good IEP for Student with Autism."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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