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Managing your child’s special education documents and records
If you have kids with special educational needs, chances are you feel overwhelmed by the massive amounts of paperwork and documentation. From the beginning of school to the time your child either graduates or « ages out » of entitlement to special education services, the accumulation of IEPs, evaluations, progress reports, correspondence (including emails), notes, journals, samples of your child’s work and medical records can fill an entire file cabinet.
While you might be tempted to throw out those papers, that would be a mistake. Even the oldest documents can sometimes help you make a case for increased or alternative services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Because it is vital to understand the importance of different documents and how to organize them sensibly, these guidelines will help you manage all of your child’s documents and paperwork. Always remember: When in doubt, don’t throw it out!