The special education system in the United States is a maze of laws, confusing acronyms, and strong emotions. Most parents are unfamiliar with the proper steps that must be taken to develop a child’s individual education plan (IEP) after epilepsy surgery.

Helping your child reach full potential after epilepsy surgery is our mission. Every parent whose child needs special education must understand the steps you to build an appropriate IEP.

What are the steps to building your child’s IEP?


A child must be referred for evaluation if anyone believes the child has a disabilities and may need special education.


The school’s comprehensive evaluation plan must assess the child in all areas of suspected disability.


The child is identified as having at least one of the disabilities listed in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Develop the IEP

The team develops the individual education plan.


The IEP team decides on placement in the least restrictive environment.

Review and Revise

The IEP is reviewed at least every year and revised if needed.


At least every three years, the child is re-evaluated.

Watch our free IEP webinars.

Before you review our IEP web content and documentation, you should watch all our IEP webinars. During these webinars you will learn detailed information about how you can build an effective IEP for your child.

Make Your Resource Binder.

After you’ve watched our IEP training webinars, be sure you have important reference documents at your fingertips. We suggest you make a separate binder with copies of the following laws and forms. Use tabs to separate each document.