When is it Appropriate for the Student to be Included on the IEP Team?
If transition goals and services are going to be discussed, the student with a disability must be invited to attend the meeting. In reality, parents and children often make this decision together. It’s not uncommon for parents and even teachers to encourage children to take part in developing their own IEPs. Some children in elementary school come to the meeting just to learn a little about the process or to share information about themselves.
To learn more, visit the Student with a Disability on the IEP Team page at the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities website: http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/team/student.