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6 Principles of IDEA: Parent & Student Participation


The importance of parent and student participation in the IEP process cannot be overstated. In fact, IDEA was drafted with the intention of full and meaningful partnership with families. Parents are equal members of the IEP team, and the law requires that they participate in each step of the special education process. Prior to the age of 15, students should be included to the extent appropriate; at 15, student participation in the IEP process is required. 

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