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.

Arizona’s Vision for Facilitated IEP

The AZ FIEP Program’s vision is to build capacity among educators and families to ensure that collaborative, student-focused IEP teams are equipped to make sound decisions in the development of IEPs that offer children with disabilities a FAPE.

Facilitated IEP Training Information and Resources

Assisting IEP teams, both parent and school-based members, to create a culture of collaboration at their district or charter school.


Arizona State-coordinated IEP Facilitation
Now Available!

The state-coordinated facilitated IEP program is a free, voluntary early dispute resolution option for IEP teams experiencing conflict or communication difficulties.


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