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Individualized Education Program
In addition to assistance with physical activities and access, your son may require specific accommodations to help him do his schoolwork, develop speech and language skills, or address learning disabilities.
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the guiding blueprint that oversees your son’s education program. Developed by parents, together with teachers and other school staff, the IEP is designed to give your son the maximum benefit from the school curriculum, and to help him to participate, as much as possible, with his non-disabled peers.
We use the term IEP; however, schools in different states may use the term PET (Pupil Evaluation Team), IEP (Individual Education Program) Team, MDT (Multi Disciplinary Team), or ARD (Admission Review and Dismissal) Team to describe the group that convenes for this purpose.
Needs for a young man with Duchenne may be very different from those of other children who receive Special Education. Explore this section for more in-depth information on developing an IEP and federal laws regarding special education in your state.
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