The most important part of self-advocacy is being able to share information about yourself with others. In order to be prepared
for your ARD/IEP meeting, think about and write your responses to the following questions:
1. What positive information do I want to share with others, such as my interests and strengths?
2. What do I want to learn or work on improving this year?
3. What are my special concerns?
4. What goals have I set for myself for the future? Next year? After high school?
5. How would I explain my disability to others?
6. What do I need to be successful? (I need the following accommodations; explain why)
7. How do I learn best?
8. What does not work for me?
9. This year I intend to:
- Give important information to my parents or teacher to share with the IEP team
- Lead my IEP team meeting
- Come for just a few minutes rather than attending the whole meeting
- Attend an entire IEP meeting
- Understand what is written in my IEP
- Goals and objectives?
- Related services?
- Assistive technology?
- Review the results of the meeting with my parent or my teacher
Publication provided by PACER Center: 2014, 2006 PACER Center; ACTion Sheet: PHP-c149b