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When can my child get a new IEP?

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute & Justice Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
Created February, 2022

Every year, the IEP Team meets to discuss your child’s progress and if the IEP is working for your child.

Every 3 years, the school must evaluate your child before the IEP Team Meeting. The Team reviews the evaluation. They use it to:

  • Make sure the school is meeting all of your child’s disability needs, and
  • Change the IEP to reflect your child’s growth and progress.
  • Decide if your child is still eligible for an IEP.

You do not have to wait 3 years for another evaluation.  You can ask for another evaluation anytime you think your child’s disability-related need is not being met or they have a new disability. See How do I get special education services or accommodations for my child?

Any time you have concerns about your child, you can ask for

  • A Team Meeting, and
  • Changes to your child's IEP.

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