Although self-determination in general and student-led IEPs in particular have received attention nationally, the extent to which students are leading their IEP meetings remains uncertain, and the rhetoric does not seem to match the reality for the majority of students with disabilities and their IEP meetings. Self determined educators are needed to translate the rhetoric into action. In this article, the advantages of student-led IEPs are discussed, obstacles to implementation are examined and answered, and specific teacher-friendly and teacher-tested activities are suggested to challenge readers to implement a student-led IEP program in their schools within one year.
Wilson Hawbaker, Becky
"Student-Led IEP Meetings: Planning and Implementation Strategies,"
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus:
5, Article 4.
Available at: http://journals.cec.sped.org/tecplus/vol3/iss5/art4