Special education toolkit


Getting a proper individual education plan (IEP) in CPS can be difficult as well as making sure it's implemented properly. Below is a list of resources if you're having problems including a tracking worksheet, advocates, who may be able to attend IEP meetings with you, and attorneys who may be able to help if you are unable to resolve the issue via going up the chain of command at CPS.

IEP tracking form

This worksheet is an attempt to make tracking of lost minutes easy and specific. You should ask your child's teacher to confirm where and when your child's IEP minutes are being met, specific names of the staff members who are providing the service and the number of students for which the special education teacher or paraprofessional is responsible at any time they are assigned to meet the minutes set out in your child's IEP. A review of the IEP on your part can help bring clarity to the question of whether or not your child’s IEP minutes are being met.

Download the IEP tracking form


Non-profit organizations


Attorneys (some do low bono and sliding scale)