IFSP, IEP, ITP - Special Education Acronyms

My college students and I will be discussing IFSPs, IEPs, and ITPs this week.*

Do those acronyms mean anything to you?  They definitely do to children with special needs.  They also mean a lot to their families and teachers.

Want to join us while we get-to-know these special education acronyms and learn more?

These are the links we will be using in class:

Still confused between IFSPs and IEPs?  Click here for a side-by-side comparison

Want to see a sample of an IFSP or IEP? Click here.

Understanding ITPs:  Life During & After High School

Sending acronym love your way,


* IFSP = Individualized Family Service Plan
* IEP = Individualized Education Program
* ITP = Individualized Transition Plan


  1. I teach this stuff, too. Thanks for the links!

  2. I am working on masters in special ed. You think you're an expert until you go back to school :) I actually have an exam on these very things on Monday! Thanks, I always like to see various angles/explanations.

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