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Endrew F. Worksheet for Improving Your Child's IEP

As a parent of a child with learning and attention issues, you know how important it is to advocate for the support your child needs. The Supreme Court’s 2017 Endrew F.decision on the meaning of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) can help you do that.

The landmark decision is an opportunity to improve the services IEPs offer students. And it’s up to you as a parent to make the most of it. Doing so will not only help your child but also the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues in your community and beyond.

This toolkit provides:

A sheet of talking points with key language from the Endrew F. decision
A worksheet to help improve your child’s IEP based on the legal standards in Endrew F. (For ease of use, the worksheet also includes the talking points.)

To create the toolkit, we looked to key government resources, which you can view or download below. The toolkit includes important quotes from each of these resources. Keeping them handy can help prepare you, even more, to advocate for your child. Explore the list of resources below.

Government Resources

  • Text of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. Decision (March 2017) (View / Download)
  • U.S. Department of Education (ED) FAQs About Endrew F. (December 2017) (View / Download)
  • ED Behavioral Supports Guidance (August 2016) (View / Download)
  • ED Grade-Level Standards Guidance (November 2015) (View / Download)
  • ED Twice-Exceptional Students Guidance (December 2013) (View / Download)

Endrew F. Advocacy Toolkit


Endrew F. Worksheet for Improving Your Child's IEP 

Endrew F. Talking Points to Advocate for Your Child
NCLD and developed an Endrew F. Advocacy Toolkit so parents can learn practical tips to develop an IEP that leads to success for students with learning and attention issues.