Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 8815 Referred

Instructions and Help about When Form 8815 Referred

My name is Ashley Belknap and I am a parent consultant at the Utah parent Center and I'm excited to be here today to talk to you a little bit about the special education process and to tell you a little bit about myself I have two children who are in the special education process today they're actually in the the pre-kindergarten so we're in preschool stages right now and I'm really excited to start kindergarten with them next year and start working with general educators as we get more into the system it's a little nerve-wracking but it's really exciting to have started this IEP process at an earlier stage for my children as they began in the early intervention program and as they transition to age 3 to an IEP so in this video series where I'm going to be talking to you about a special education process and how you can be a team player our team partner in the special education process you as a parent are an expert on your child and you have so much important and invaluable valuable information to bring to this process as a team you along with school personnel are going to be working together and I know that sounds like maybe it's something that is not achievable but it really can be as you focus on the needs of the child their educational and support needs that is going to be the basis of working together as a team and there are going to be possibly some barriers that you're going to bring to this process I myself my first IEP meeting was very nervous when I walked into the room and saw everybody sitting there I first had never heard of an IEP so it was very nerve-racking but seeing all those faces there I kind of put up some barriers thinking do these people really know my chip my children and are they going to know exactly what my fears are for them and know what's best for my children but once I put those barriers aside and you know I'm sure that the teachers had some barriers as well they could have thought oh here comes another emotional parent and you know maybe she's going to be hard to work with but we need to put those barriers aside so that we can come together and be an effective team and being effective team brings positive reinforcements and we can further some say it sets a positive foundation for also further meetings once we're able to put those barriers aside under the IDE a which is the individual with Disabilities Education Act we have a few laws here that it requires a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities and these a clue include two parts here Part C is the early intervention like I discussed earlier with my boys and this serves children zero to three years of age and they were they had an IFSP plan which is an individualized family service plan and just about transitioning to age three it sends us to Part B which brings us to the IEP plan which through special education this ranges from the age of three to graduation or until the age of twenty two years of old and also special agencies me special education preschool which serves ages three until five special education is a specially designed instruction at no cost to parents and it meets the unique needs of a child with a disability this also includes instruction in the classroom home hospital if your child has been ill their services will be still met or an institution and in any other setting this also applies to students who have been expelled or suspended from school and also instruction in physical education and I was really excited to see that point since my son has a lot of physical disabilities I makes me feel confident as a parent that those will also be met as well under I DEA the individuals with this disability Education Act we are going to talk about some six principles that you are going to be familiar with the first one is faith the free appropriate public education and this is at no cost to parents and it applies to your eligible children with a disability also like I had said earlier it includes those who who have been suspended annex from school it we're going to talk about the appropriate evaluation briefly this is the gathering accurate information to determine the eligibility of your child and also the continued eligibility as your child furthers in the education and it identifies your child's strengths and educational needs the IEP the individualized education program this is a legally binding written program or document that outlines your child's specific special education program and it's based on your child's educational needs the LRE is a least restrictive environment which is very important because your child will receive the appropriate education designed to meet their special education needs while being taught among non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate the parent Student Involvement ID EA requires that parents must have or be given the opportunity to play a central role in the planning and decision-making and their own child's education and that is really fantastic because you are a very important key member to this process you have the opportunity to participate in meetings IEP meetings identification evaluation and education educational placement for your child your students rights and participation are equally important because if your child is there especially if if they're going through transition in their school their voice needs to be heard and they and their rights are is just important to be there and to see the member at members of the team come together for them also the procedural safeguards these are safeguards to protect the rights of parents that for yourself and for your