Educational Support Program
The LAF Educational Support Program provides assistance to families seeking an Individual Educational Program (IEP) or a section (504) Accommodation Plan for their child or if a family needs assistance with an ongoing or emergent educational issue.
An Individualized Educational Program (IEP) describes the special education and related services specifically designed to meet the unique educational needs of a student with Autism and other disabilities. An IEP is the guiding document for a student's educational program. It includes all of the goals, objectives, present levels of performance and related services that are recommended for the student.
A student with a disability may be eligible for a Section 504 Accommodation plan if he or she requires accommodations in order to have equal access to school district classes and programs.
The LAF Education Specialist may assist a family by disseminating the most current information, both legal and instructional, on the writing of school–based Individual Education Programs and when requested, by attending IEP meetings with the local school district. When necessary, LAF may provide an attorney, pro bono, to assist the family with legal issues involving access to the opportunity for an equal education.