What is the Law on Recording PPT/IEP Meetings in Connecticut?

Parents whose native language is not English and has difficulty understanding English, has the right to tape record her child’s IEP meeting. Additionally, based on a parent’s own disability, the parent has the right to record the IEP meeting. Furthermore, when one of the two parents has a scheduling conflict and was unavailable for the PPT/IEP meeting, they may request a verbatim record to understand what happened. Case law has provided a mother’s right to record her child’s PPT/IEP meeting over the objection of any member of the PPT.


If you decide to record your child’s PPT/IEP meeting, it is recommended that you inform the school team in writing in advance of the meeting. If there are policies placing limitations on a parents right to record the PPT/IEP meeting, there must be exceptions to the policy to ensure that the parent is able to understand the proceedings so they may fully participate in the development of their child’s IEP.


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