IEP documentation multiplies exponentially for kids with individualized educational plans. If parents aren’t careful, the paperwork grows into a monster that can’t be tamed. Maybe that’s why the folks at Wright’s Law ran a summer school series about how to organize paperwork and whip that monster into shape.
IEP Documentation Summer School Series
Here’s what’s been covered so far in the series. Session 1 explained the power of being organized, while the second session detailed the steps for making a school record request. In Session 3, several articles showed how to chronologically organize all those documents. In Session 4, which you’ll learn about in this post, Wright’s Law explains how to make a master document list.
An IEP Master Document List
Organizing the File: Session 4 Creating a Master Document List contains the following articles:
- Creating a Master Document List – step-by-step directions for creating a non-computerized master document list
- Nuts and Bolts of Word Processing – how to create that document list with the help of a computer
- Homework Assignment: Create a Document List – reprise of an article from a previous session
- Train Yourself to Write Things Down – a few last tricks for staying organized
One word of caution – don’t feel like you have to implement the entire process all at once. Instead, pick a good starting place, like trying to keep this year’s IEP paperwork organized. Then, when that’s under control, move backwards and organize one year at a time until all is in shape.
IEPs and You: How Do You Stay Organized?
Okay, we’ve heard from the Wright’s Law experts. Now I’m eager to hear from parent experts like you. Have you created a Master Document List? How did you do it? How do you use it? Please leave your suggestions in the comment box so we can help each other get organized.