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IEP: Facilitated Meetings


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by Nicholas R.M. Martin

38 min


IEP: Facilitated Meetings

U.S. National

38 min


For children in schools who have special education needs, a successful partnership between parents and school professionals is critical.

When dealing with an issue as significant as a child’s education, it’s easy to understand why the IEP process can at times be frustrating. Amid the potential conflicts, the goal shared by all of the participants – doing what’s best for the child – can be overshadowed. However, there is a growing alternative in a number of states: to involve a skilled facilitator in IEP meetings with the sole purpose of maintaining a collaborative environment. In this course, we’ll explore definitions and purpose, dispute resolution alternatives, how facilitation works, and when facilitation fails.





Course Author


Nicholas R.M. Martin

Director at Center for Accord, Inc.

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