Edward Mahony, Licensed Paralegal

Educational Advocacy


To Identify Or Not Identify…   This article explores the identification question in the ASD context.  Spoiler alert.   There is no question.

 Let’s assume that the school was in someway reticent to schedule an IPRC.

 Emily’ mother , after consideration, requests an  IPRC meeting in writing to the principal of the school

Sample IPRC request letter.

Below you will find a sample IPRC request letter. This letter is sent to the principal directly. It is a good practice to bring the letter in yourself but you must remember to remain positive in your interactions. I suggest a paper copy be give , though an email copy could also be sent. If this is not an initial IPRC make any changes appropriate. The letter is brief and to the point.  Be sure to individualize the template and make it yours.

The Principal

Name of School

Address of School

Date

Dear Mr. or Ms (Name of Principal)

Re: (Name of Child) (Date of Birth)

The purpose of this letter is to request that you refer my daughter/son to the school board’s Identification, Placement and Review Committee for the purpose of identifying her/himas an exceptional child and of determining the most enabling educational placement with appropriate programs and Services for her/him.

I do want to thank you for your consideration for and support of my son/daughter. The school has been very embracing and accommodating of Emily and her needs.

Emily father, Mr. O’Neil, has a visual impairment and will require materials written in Braille.

Thank you for processing this request promptly. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely

(your name)

cc (Superintendent of your Family of Schools)

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