Ms. Arberman will discuss what you need to know about the Individualized Education Program (IEP). An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legal document that describes your child’s needs, goals and mandated supportive services. In this lecture, you will gain knowledge of how to navigate and use the IEP school meeting to advocate for your child. You will obtain the skills to become an “insider,” advocate, and equal partner in the IEP planning and implementation process. Specifically, you will learn what opportunities the new SESIS system provides in terms of your child’s schooling as well as the differences between your child’s diagnosis (e.g., expressive versus receptive language difficulties, dyslexia, difficulties with math or written expression) and the formal Department of Education (DOE) classification (and the ramifications of these differences).