"Like so many parents, we see the details hammered out at an annual I.E.P. review — roughly three hours spent in a too-warm, windowless room updating the plan for another year. The team we meet with generally includes a meeting chair, a case manager, a classroom teacher, a speech-and-language pathologist, an occupational therapist and an administrator; sometimes we might be joined by additional teachers or specialists, a separate district representative or a school psychologist. Most work with our child regularly, though occasionally there’s someone who doesn’t know her well. There’s always a box of tissues on the table; the I.E.P. review may sometimes feel like any other interminable administrative meeting, but it can also be an emotional minefield."
via The New York Times