Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Updated: Nov 10, 2019

The Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will host a basic rights training on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Haverhill High School library at 6 PM.


The Federation for Children with Special Needs will present, "Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP." The free workshop is for parents, guardians, caretakers, and professionals.


The presentation will delve into the Individual Education Program (IEP) document, its development, the breakdown of each section, and understanding how the document will support a student. Additional workshop topics will include the following:


• Why the IEP is important

• Who is eligible for an IEP

• How the IEP is developed

• Strengths and concerns

• Vision statements

• IEP sections, including PLEP A & B, annual goals, and service delivery grid

• Differences between accommodations and modifications

• Response, placement, and consent

• Procedural safeguards and more.


There will be translation services provided by the Haverhill Public Schools.


Haverhill High School is located at 137 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA 01832. The most convenient place to park for the meeting is behind the school in the last parking lot past the tennis courts on the left. The entrance closest to the library will be right across from the parking lot.