Implementing Student-led IEPs in the District of Columbia

Explore student-led Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in the District of Columbia as a strategy to improve equity, opportunity, and inclusion by equipping students with critical self-advocacy skills to lead the planning of their futures. OSSE’s Division of Specialized Education will share a film, toolkit, and other resources. This session will specifically focus on how to include students who are non-verbal or have more significant disabilities.

Participants will:

  1. 1. Learn how to implement highlighted best practices in their own schools or with their own children by viewing portions of The Best Me I Can Be film and participating in interactive training modules
  2. 2. Access resources as a result of interacting with OSSE’s new Secondary Transition resource website and the Student-led IEP Online Toolkit
  3. 3. Engage in application activities with resources that facilitate greater student involvement
  4. 4. Understand multiple perspectives as a result of listening to a range of stakeholders, including a DC parent, OSSE staff, and a non-profit organization, share the successes and challenges they have experienced in fostering meaningful student involvement throughout the IEP process

Sarah Grime, Leila Peterson, Nate Dearden, Linda Brown