Formal vs. informal IEP meetings

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by MidwestMom, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    What's the new law and what's the difference?
    What do you feel is better?
    Thanks :D
  2. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Nothing has changed to my knowledge.

    A formal IEP meeting requires at least 5 day notice (check state regs -- in some states it's 10), specific team members are required, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    There's no such thing as an informal IEP meeting -- never has been since I've been involved in IEP meetings.

    If your talking about an Amendment to the IEP without a full blown meeting, that's different. Minor changes can be made to an IEP as long as the parent agrees in writing.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009