IEPs & IFSPs

Blind Students and the IEP Process (article)

by Carlton Anne Cook Walker, J.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.

A Matter of Justice Our Fight to Obtain Braille Instruction (article)

by Holly Miller

Weapons of Meaningful Education (article)

by Carlton Anne Cook Walker, J.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.

When Is It Time to Seek Counsel? (article)

An Interview with Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Esq.

The Importance of Keeping Written Records for IEP Meetings (blog post)

by Melissa Riccobono

The Goal of Goals in IEPs (blog post)

by Carlton Anne Cook Walker, J.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.

An Overview of IEP Assessments (blog post)

by Melissa Riccobono

The Legal Side of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for Blind and Visually Impaired Students (blog post)

by Carlton Anne Cook Walker, J.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.

A Member of the Team: Playing an Active Role on Your Blind Child’s IEP Team (blog post)

by Melissa Riccobono

Center for Parent Information & Resources

Every state has at least one federally funded PTI that offers training and information to parents on special education - find your center.

Key OSEP "Dear Colleague" & Policy Letters

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Braille MS Word | PDF

June 19, 2013

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Meeting the Communication Needs of Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities

November 12, 2014

Dear Colleague Letter PDF
Fact Sheet PDF
Frequently Asked Questions PDF

OSEP Memo 17-05: Eligibility Determinations for Children Suspected of Having a Visual Impairment Including Blindness under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act PDF (IDEA

May 22, 2017

Updated Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool Least Restrictive Environments PDF 

January 9, 2017

Questions and Answers on U. S. Supreme Court Case Decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1 PDF 

December 7, 2017

OSEP Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools PDF 

August 5, 2016

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