IEPs and Family Resource Guide

Families can access and sign their student's IEP through the Virginia IEP Parent Portal. If you're new to special education, or just need a refresher for how to access VA-IEP, you can watch the VaIEP parent portal tutorial. Other information can be found at the Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education, VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) Critical Decision Points, and Your Family's Special Education Rights/Procedural Safeguards. 

VDOE Video Guide to Special Education

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released a Video Guide to the Special Education Evaluation Process for Families as additional guidance to support accurate and consistent eligibility determinations and access to special education services across school divisions.

These video modules will provide parents, families, and other stakeholders with a brief but comprehensive overview of the special education process on the following topics:

HCPS IEP Modules

Learn more about Individualized Education Programs in this six-part module series.

Module 1: Special Education and Individualized Education Programs, Part 1

  • What to do if you suspect a disability
  • Special Education - law and eligibility
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Module 2: Special Education and Individualized Education Programs, Part 2

  • Parts of an IEP
  • Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
  • Measurable Annual Goals

Module 3: Accommodations, Modifications, and Services

  • Define and give examples of accommodations and modifications
  • Diploma options
  • Services - what, where, when, and for how long?

Module 4: Least Restrictive Environment and Prior Written Notice

  • Define Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Prior Written Notice (PWN)
  • Why they are important
  • What you need to know

Module 5: Diploma Options, Transition IEPs, and Planning for life after high school

  • Types of diplomas offered in Hanover
  • Post-Secondary transition - planning for life after high school
  • What happens when your child turns 18

Module 6: Home/School Partnership and Self-Determination

  • Why parent involvement is crucial
  • The Student's Role
  • Self-Determination
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