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REDWOOD CITY – Tuesday, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant for $30,000 to the IEP Collaborative, Inc. (IEPC) to fund special education rights training workshops, limited special education legal consultation for youth and their families, COVID-19 distance learning program development, translation services, and general organizational support.
IEPC is a nonprofit that empowers and educates families with children with special needs through special education rights trainings and legal consultation and representation. IEPC assists parents and students to engage in advocacy and collaboration to receive a free and appropriate public education consistent with their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and relevant federal and state law.
“Families with kids with special needs often struggle to understand their legal rights and the complex processes required to secure the education that they