High Expectations and Appropriate Supports: The Importance of IEPs (2018)

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General Information

Meeting Date: 
April 9, 2018
Meeting Location: 
Virtual Event

From 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET

Meeting Who: 

The live event was open to current OSEP Grantees (State and discretionary). The event recording is linked below.

Symposium Details 

High Expectations and Appropriate Supports: The Importance of IEPs 

During this presentation experts, including current OSEP grantees, discussed what we know about:

  1. Determining the factors that drive high expectations, such as child, family and other stakeholder engagement;
  2. How to support each child and family in establishing and meeting those expectations;
  3. Working towards each child having access to an education that meets her or his unique and individual needs;
  4. How high expectations relate to State academic content standards; and
  5. Incorporating evidence-based practices in the IEP.

All of this will be presented in light of how these practices and principles relate to the United States Supreme Court in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, commonly referred to as “Endrew F.”

Purpose and Goals

This virtual event provided participants with an understanding of:

  • What Endrew F. means for OSEP grantees and how it can positively impact outcomes for children with disabilities;
  • How the Endrew F. standard can and is being implemented and how OSEP-funded efforts support this standard;
  • How the IEP can be used to ensure a focus on high expectations and appropriate supports; and
  • The role participants in this symposium play in setting high expectations for children with disabilities and supporting states to help children achieve those high expectations.

Archived Meeting Recording & Resources


If you have any questions, please visit the OSEP Meetings page or contact the Symposium planning team at osep-meeting@air.org

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