Who are the members of the IEP team?

Parents can invite any person they want to the IEP meeting (e.g., tutors, psychologists, advocates, attorneys, etc.) However, the federal law ( http://idea.ed.gov ) is very clear about the required members of the IEP team. It must be a multidisciplinary team with the opportunity to give input and participate.

The school system must ensure that the IEP Team for each child with a disability includes:

* The parents of the child;
* One or more regular education teacher of the child (if the child is, or may be, participating in the regular education environment);
* One or more special education teacher of the child, or where appropriate, not less than one special education provider of the child;
* A representative of the public agency (who has certain specific knowledge and qualifications);
* An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results and who may also be one of the other listed members;
* At the discretion of the parent or the agency, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child, including related services personnel as appropriate; and
* When appropriate, the child with a disability.