Time to get an IEP in place for the fall! Although it is still hot outside, every school child can feel the chill of school approaching. In fact, schools will be back in session in about 3 weeks. The law requires that schools have IEPs in place for eligible individuals at the beginning of the school year. It is not acceptable for schools to tell parents that they must wait 6 weeks before an IEP is drafted because the school staff need to get to know the student. IEP teams must do their best to craft an IEP that will meet the student’s needs. Of course, IEPs can be amended at any time if the student is not making progress, and, in fact, it is the school’s obligation to convene a team meeting and amend an IEP if a student is not making progress toward his goals.