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Special Education Parents, Teachers, Admins, and Therapists, this is for you!

12 Hard IEP Questions You Need to Ask Before Your Next IEP Meeting

Asking better questions at the IEP table is the #1 way to create better IEPs!

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Master IEP Coach® Blog

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Are IEPs for More Than Just Academics?

When my son was first diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of two, I quickly learned we were now navigating a world I knew nothing about. I knew his IEP needed to work on more than just math equations and reading readiness... what we needed was an IEP document for more than just academics.

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Putting Functional Skills Into an IEP

Imagine how you would feel if someone told you what you had to wear on a daily basis and never let you pick your own dessert. This person also picked what you had to watch on tv and never let you have an opinion of what to listen to on the radio.

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Should I Bring my Child to Their IEP Meeting?

Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, you have a pep in your step. Then the notice comes, it’s time for your child’s annual IEP meeting. I know the feeling because two of my children were on IEPs. So twice a year often in the spring I had the dreaded pit in my stomach. I also got really tired of that feeling and decided to take action.

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Enrollment for the Next Master IEP Coach® Training is OPEN

Special Education Parents, Teachers, Admins, and Therapists... you belong here! 

Master IEP Coach® Mentorship Conferences are happening right now. 

You can choose to join the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship Online and learn at your own pace or meet up with us in person at an upcoming conference and become a Master IEP Coach® in just one weekend!

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What Master IEP Coaches® Are Saying...

Take it from their experience...

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Alexis Welch

"It's easy to feel lonely in Special Education, so I'm happy I found the Master IEP Coach®️ Mentorship where we can all come together to talk strategies in Special Education! If this had been around when I first started teaching, those first few years wouldn't have been so rough. Now I can't wait to help pay it forward to new teachers coming out of college!"

Parent and case manager, Abbey Butcher, with her husband and three children.

Abbey Butcher
Parent + Case Manager

"I always wanted to get paid beyond the classroom for my IEP expertise. The Master IEP Coach® experience helped me improve my IEP skills for my own family, colleagues, and now I have private clients!"

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BreAnn Robinson
Parent + BCBA

"The community and mentorship at Master IEP Coach® helps me achieve collaboration at the IEP table for my own children and my clients at a level I never expected. Master IEP Coach® makes the impossible possible!"

Meet Our Founder

A Note from Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

I'm completely obsessed with digging into special education solutions with parents, teachers, and IEP teams every day.

I grew up as a special needs sibling, my brother has Down syndrome. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the family.

I became a special education teacher, determined to change the world from the inside of my classroom. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the school team.

For 25+ years I've been working for both parents and teachers, helping EVERYONE work together to create IEPs with less stress and more results.

Master IEP Coach® was created for the busiest and most determined people I know... Special Education Parents, Teachers, Admins, and Therapists who want to help themselves and others at the IEP table.  

I promise, we truly hold nothing back inside of Master IEP Coach®. Our entire team is dedicated to helping you change your IEP experience and improve education outcomes for ALL children!

Catherine Whitcher, founder of Master IEP Coach®.

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12 Hard IEP Questions You Need to Ask Before Your Next IEP Meeting

Parents and Teachers, This is for you!

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