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How does an Individualized Education Program (IEP) help a child with autism?

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Many children with ASD find it hard to develop the skills they need. Engaging them in the IEP process is a chance to teach them to advocate for themselves. Some children may just attend a meeting about their IEP. Over time, some children may be able to take more ownership. When they do, they will more actively participate in designing their IEP. They may be able to identify their own problem areas, create reasonable goals, and say which special education services would help them most.

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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