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IEP Definitions

What is an IEP? Who qualifies for IEP? What are IEP services? What is the IEP process?
If you find yourself asking these questions, continue reading.

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the formal planning process and resulting legal document that establishes related services and programs that will enable eligible children to participate in school services and receive an appropriate education. IEPs are provided without charge as part of the public education system.

To be eligible for an IEP, a child must be three-years-old and:

  1. Have one or more of the following conditions covered under IDEA (see bottom):