Facilitated IEP

What is Facilitated IEP?

Facilitated IEP is a process in which a student’s IEP is developed by a collaborative team in a structured meeting. The team includes all required IEP team members who share the responsibility for the meeting process and results, and decision-making is managed with effective facilitation skills. IEP facilitation is a student-focused process in which a trained individual (facilitator) assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student. The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices; knowledge of the IEP process; and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. Dispute Resolution offers Facilitated IEP training designed to teach these three components.

Facilitated IEP Trainings for 2016

The two-day FIEP training is $100.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and training materials. Sign-in is from 8:30 – 9:00. The Training runs from 9:00 – 4:00

Host a Facilitated IEP Training and your school can send five participants at no cost. Contact Amy Dill at the number below for more information.

Who Should Attend: Any school personnel involved in a student’s IEP including special education and general education teachers, district representatives, and school psychologists. (Maximum 50 participants)

Click on the ADE Calendar of Events to register for FIEP training. You will need to advance to the particular month of the training, click on the date (the actual number), and then click on FIEP to register and/or get additional information about that particular session. Check back as new FIEP trainings are still being added.

  • January 21-22, 2016 – Crane Elementary School District, Crane Middle School, 4450 West 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
  • February 11-12, 2016 – Shonto Preparatory School, East Hwy 160 Rt 98, Shonto, AZ 86054 Canceled; will be rescheduled
  • February 18-19, 2016 – Phoenix Elementary School District, 1817 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • April 25-26, 2016 – Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District, 570 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648

Contact Us

Arizona Department of Education, Dispute Resolution
Kacey Gregson, Director of Dispute Resolution
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #62
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-7579
Fax: (602) 364-0641
For questions please e-mail Amy Dill or telephone the number listed above.


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