IEP Smart Strategies

This guide is offered as navigational support for parents and families of children with Special Needs in the course of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) planning and engagement process. This content is provided in the format of suggestions and is for informational purposes only. 

The tips and information provided are not a substitute for legal advice. Parents and families should consult their local school district’s policies and procedures, as well as state and federal law to ensure compliance. This guide is intended to promote and strengthen parent and family voices in the decision making process for their child.

If any parent groups, community organizations, and or schools are interested in having HFEC deliver a presentation on these IEP strategies, please contact us at We’ll respond to your request in two business days about arranging an online training.