Many children with autism spectrum disorder require additional supports to reach their maximum educational development. An Individual Education Program (IEP) is a federal legal document written for public school students that qualify for these additional educational supports. Join TACA this month as we explore what an IEP is, components of the IEP, and how to advocate for your child's educational needs.

Upcoming Events

March 1-15

with Christy Calbos, Esq

Special education attorney Christy Calbos shares parent-friendly tips and strategies so you can be the best advocate possible for your child...

what is an ambitious iep

March 16-31

What is an Appropriately Ambitious IEP?

with Tim Adams, Esq

Advocating for your child through the IEP process is often a confusing and emotionally draining experience, but understanding what the law requires...

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March 22

IEP Questions for Parents and Teachers

with Catherine Whitcher, MEd

10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Articles

Students with autism may display challenging behaviors that interfere with their education or another student’s education. When this happens, schools...

Most parents worry about their child being bullied. While statistics vary across research studies, people with autism are undoubtedly victims...

One of the core objectives of IDEA is to prepare students for further education, employment, and independent living after high school...

Inclusion is the belief that ALL students belong to their school community. Regardless of label, students should have access to a variety...

Federal laws and regulations require public schools to provide meal modifications through the cafeteria service, at no additional cost, to children...

The goals on your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) lay the framework for their education, but what makes a good goal...

An IEP is the foundation to your child’s education. Many parents feel overwhelmed and anxious about these meetings. However, it doesn't have to be this way...

If your child is on a special diet due to food allergies, sensitivities, or aversions, it is essential to include these dietary restrictions in their IEP...

Disclaimer

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child's doctor regarding his or her individual needs