DEAR FAMILIES: During the 2010-2011 school year, New York City began the first phase of a citywide initiative to accelerate the learning of students with disabilities, which will improve post-graduation outcomes for all students. To the extent that is appropriate for each individual student, we are striving to more fully include students with disabilities in our classrooms and school communities. Thirty years of research has shown that a more integrated approach is better for all children, educationally and socially, and we are committed to provide these opportunities for all students. One aspect of this initiative is to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that emphasize long-term educational outcomes.
The new New York State IEP plays a critical role in ensuring that every student with a disability gets the specific supports and services he or she needs to learn and achieve. While it contains the same components as the previous version, this new IEP is better aligned with the focus of long-term educational outcomes for students. Parents and guardians are integral members of the IEP team and school community, and as a way to further this collaboration, we are providing the attached document, “Answers to Family Questions about Changes in the Individualized Education Program (IEP)”. We will also hold sessions in each borough for families to learn and ask questions about the new IEP form.
LINK HERE FOR “ANSWERS TO FAMILY QUESTIONS ABOUT CHANGES IN THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)” IEP Training for Parents – June 2011
STATEN ISLAND TRAINING: JUNE 17, 2011 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M. @ PETRIDES HIGH SCHOOL, 715 OCEAN TERRACE, S.I., NY 10301 BUILDING