IEP Resources for Assistive Technology and Learning Disorders

by Quest Staff on March 1, 2008 - 4:05pm

QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2

Below are some additional resources to help parents get the most they can out of the IEP process.

An IEP (individualized education plan) meeting can be an exciting or frustrating experience, depending on whether or not school officials and parents agree on what services are needed for a student with a neuromuscular disease.

To learn more about obtaining important services at your child’s next IEP meeting, check out the tips in "How to Get Your Child’s School to Provide Assistive Technology or Help with Learning Disabilities."

Below are some additional resources to help parents get the most they can out of the IEP process.

IEP Resources

“ABCs of an IEP — Getting the Best Program,” Summer 1996

“Beating the Bully Problem,” March-April 2005

“Building the IEP Puzzle,” March-April 2007

“Friendships Matter: A New IDEA,” March-April 2005

“Friendships Matter: Building IEPs that Build Social Relationships,” March-April 2005

"InfoQuest,” March-April 2007

“Joseph's IEP,” January 1997

“Keep New IDEA in Mind at IEP,” March-April 2006

“Law Requires Mediation in Special Ed Disputes,” March-April 2005

“Parent Advisory Councils,” February 2001

“When Neuromuscular Disease Affects the Brain,” December 2002


The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child, 5th ed., by Lawrence M. Siegel, 2007. NOLO, (800) 728-3555,

How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?, by Diane Twachtman-Cullen and Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, 2002. Starfish Specialty Press, (877) 782-7347,

NOLO’s IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities, 3rd edition, by Lawrence M. Siegel, 2007. NOLO, (800) 728-3555,

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education, by Linda Wilmshurst and Alan W. Brue, 2005. Amacom, (800) 262-9699,

"A Teacher's Guide to Neuromuscular Disease" (booklet), MDA. Also in Spanish.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy — The Special Education Survival Guide, 2nd edition, and Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd edition, by Pam Wright and Pete Wright. Harbor House Law Press, (877) 529-4332,


Alliance for Technology Access
(707) 778-3011
National network of ATA technology resource centers.

Council for Exceptional Children
(800) 224-6830

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
(410) 372-0208

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) Project
(952) 838-9000

Family Center on Technology and Disability
(202) 884-8068
Fact sheets about assistive technology and IEPs

IDEA Partnership
(877) 433-2463

Learning Disabilities Association of America
(412) 341-1515

National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership
(703) 524-6686
Locate State Assistive Technology Act programs.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
(888) 575-7373

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
(800) 695-0285

Pacer Center
(888) 248-0822

Parent & Special Education Advisory Councils
Contact your school district special education office or state department of education.

Protection & Advocacy Systems
(202) 408-9514

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
(888) 248-0822

U.S. Department of Education — Special Education
800-872-5327 or (202) 245-7468


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