“The IEP is not a form” Campaign
“The IEP is not a form.” A quote made by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. v. Douglas County Schools opinion, provides parents of children with disabilities some relief. On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court sided with Endrew’s family with a unanimous (8-0) vote. The decision could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students in America who have an IEP. Join TASH and the IDEA in protecting children with disabilities and their right to an education.
To participate in the campaign, TASH asks that you purchase a “The IEP is not a form” t-shirt. Wear it, not only to IEP meetings, but throughout your community. Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to purchase a t-shirt to wear throughout their community. These short-sleeved t-shirts can be purchased in all sizes here. Help build awareness about the importance of the IEP. Check out some additional resources below.
The IEP as a Living Document (Connections Volume 42, Issue 1)
The information within this issue may reignite the commitment to free appropriate public education by its encouragement of an inclusive community and authentic partnership and programming, rather than mere compliance. There are more than six million students who can benefit from this information, so please share. This issue of TASH Connections is available to the public from August 1st, 2017 to September 1st, 2017.
The IEP as a Living Document (Amplified podcast)
In the most recent episode of our podcast, we talk with Amy Toson, the guest editor of the issue of Connections, about what the IEP as a living document means and how to implement such a vision in your meeting or school.
Frank Laski, Esq. Presentation (Video)
This video recording captures Frank Laski’s presentation at TASH’s inaugural Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Award Dinner & Symposium on Wednesday, June 14th in Washington, DC. Frank discusses the IEP and makes a few requests of TASH.