What is an Individualized Education Plan?

DO-IT Factsheet #51

An Individualized Education Plan (or Program) is also known as an IEP. This is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child with an identified disability who is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services. The IEP is developed by a team of individuals from various educational disciplines, the child with a disability, family members, and/or designated advocates.

An IEP typically includes the following:

For information on federal regulations that govern IEPs, consult IDEA 2004 Statute and Regulations [1], published by Wrightslaw [2].