Individualized Education Program (IEP)

When a student is found eligible for special education and related services, the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) will meet to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is designed to meet the student’s unique needs. The IEP is a legal document and a written plan that details the goals and objectives the student will be working on and the specialized instruction, related services, and accommodations that the student needs to benefit from their education. Parents are an equal part of the team that develops the IEP and their participation in that process is of utmost importance. Learning how and why IEPs are developed will help families effectively advocate for appropriate services for their child. The Connecticut IEP form organizes these components in sections. This toolkit is designed to help families understand how these sections are developed and what they look like on the new (as of July 1, 2022) Connecticut IEP form. Students who are found eligible for special education after this date will have their IEP on this new form. For students who are currently on IEPs, families can expect their child’s IEP to be on the new form at their next annual or triennial review Planning and Placement Team meeting.

Click on the boxes below to learn more about the IEP and related forms.