Today we’re covering the use of “all” and “before” in IEPs and 504s, and how “all” doesn’t always mean “all”, and how “before” needs its own timeline.
Go into your IEP or 504 meetings ready to collaborate, but understand that clear language, with as much as possible defined in advance, helps everyone. Your child’s teachers don’t attend every IEP meeting. They don’t know what was discussed, which leaves the IEP or 504 language up to interpretation.
Keep it simple and clear—and ensure there’s no room for misinterpretation.