Welcome to Creating Collaborative Standards-Based IEPs.
This is an online training for IEP team members. It is based on a handbook and training developed by the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU.
The original “Creating Collaborative IEPs: A Handbook” was
- developed in 1998
- by a team of parents and professionals from Virginia.
- with funding from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
The original materials, “Creating Collaborative IEPs: A Handbook” has been updated to reflect changes to the law based on IDEA 2004. The Handbook is available under “Products” at http://www.vcu.edu/partnership/.
Our belief in developing these materials is that (1) working collaboratively to support the participation of all IEP team members, especially students and family members, and (2) using a process for developing IEPs tied to Virginia’s Standards of Learning, will produce IEPs that lead to better student outcomes, improved IEP team functioning and a reduction in conflicts over IEP development and implementation.