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How to Use the IEP for Child Safety

Your child (or student's) safety should always be top of mind when designing an IEP.

Maybe you're thinking "Of course, it is! I make sure everyone knows what to do to keep my child safe. I write emails. I have meetings. Then I just have to hope that everyone understands."

You're definitely doing the right thing as a parent or teacher if you're talking about safety. Having meetings. Sending emails back and forth.

But there's one more place that you MUST get everything documented.

Every IEP (Yes, even in your district.) has a place for staff training. 

Use it. Be clear. Lay out the details. 

A safety plan of what to do when meltdowns or eloping happens is only going to work if EVERYONE possible knows what to do.

This includes the librarian, the front office and sometimes even the custodial staff. Oh, and don't forget the general education teachers too.

Coming up this week on the podcast I'm going to share with you two stories... One about a boy who was so angry at his high...

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