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November 7, 2011

Application Helpful for IEP

IEP Checklist is now being used for IPhone or IPad Touch.  The application assists with formatting a person’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).  When a category is chosen about the IEP on the app, there is a small summary of the legal requirements and a chance for the owner to write notes.

“This application can empower families and equalize the relationship between families and professionals,” said Paula Goldberg, executive director of the PACER Center, a Minnesota training center. “I can also visualize young people working on their own IEPs, being able to reference the federal regulations that say that their transition goals are supposed to be based on their strengths, needs, preferences and interests.”

IEP Checklist was created by the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center in Virginia.  The organization is national.  They are funded by the Department of Education.

This app is at no cost.  Its focus is to make the IEP process more convenient minus the need for pen and paper.  IEP Checklist can be found at the Itunes store for download.

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