The Department of Education states that the intent of the IEP Vision Statement is:
- to reflect the thinking of the entire IEP Team (including the parent and the student),
- to look forward to future goals of the student,
- to represent high expectations and dreams for the student, and
- to be reflective of federal requirements for transition aged youth. The character of the IEP Vision Statement will change based on the age of the student.
- What are your future plans and long-term goals for your child?
- What do you want your child to be able to do when he/she leaves the public school system?
- What thoughts do the other IEP Team members have regarding your child? You might be surprised what they come up with.
- What steps do you need to take to help your child meet these goals?
- The vision statement is a visual picture that describes your child in the future.