IEP Resources

The Mountain BOCES is committed to partnering with families in the communities we serve! 

Parent and Child Rights in Special Education:

Procedural Safeguards: Parent and Child Rights in Special Education (English)

Derechos de los padres y sus hijos en la educació n especial 

Parent-Friendly Rights (One Page) A quick & easy "cliff's notes" version of the Procedural Safeguards 

Procedimientos De Seguridad y Derechos De Los Padres

Parent Input Forms for IEP Meetings

Parents, you have an important role in planning for their children's education! The following forms may be used to gather your thoughts, ideas, questions, and input as the team collaboratively develops the IEP for your child. Your valuable insight and information will help the team develop the best IEP for your child. You can choose which format works best for you and feel free to add your own questions! The idea is that your voice is heard and your input is weaved throughout the final IEP. You may send a copy to your child's case manager before the IEP meeting or bring it with you to make sure your questions are answered and concerns are heard! 

Parent Input Form (Short Form)

Opinión del Padre

Parent Input form (Detailed Form)

Opinion del Padre Forma Larga

Parent Survey AFTER IEP Meeting

We want to hear how your experience was!  The Colorado Department of Education and Mountain BOCES conduct a survey every school year to learn how parents are involved in their child's special education program. The responses you share will be used to improve the education of children with disabilities in your school district and across the state of Colorado. In the past, the CDE has randomly selected 100 names to send the survey to. Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, we will be providing the survey to ALL families for our own knowledge and growth, but will submit the responses of the randomly selected names to CDE

Parent Survey - IEP Meeting 

Encuestra Para Padres

Parent Trainings/Meetings

Parent Training Series Part 1 of 2

December 12, 2023 (6:00-8:00pm)


Do you have a child who struggles with everyday routines and transitions? Join as we discuss strategies you can use in your home to support a child with an autism spectrum disorder, or related disability.

Parent Training Series Part 2 of 2

March 5, 2024 (6:00-8:00pm)


Heading into summer can feel overwhelming for both kids and parents as the everyday structure of school changes with long summer days. In this training session we’ll review preventative strategies, discuss resources available to parents, and how to look at big challenges and chunk it down into manageable teaching moments.

Local Community Center Boards:

In Colorado, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) oversees the states’ 20 Community Centered Boards (CCBs). CCBs support access to long term services and supports (LTSS) through Medicaid waivers for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Specific waivers require CCBs to coordinate services to clients in the least restrictive setting possible with the goal of keeping them in their homes and communities as an alternative to institutional care. CCBs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Colorado has designated CCBs as the access point for the following HCBS waivers:  Home and Community Based Services Children's Extensive Support Waiver (HCBS-CES)  Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Persons with a Developmental Disability (HCBS-DD)  Home and Community Based Supported Living Services Waiver (HCBS-SLS) 

Chaffee County -  Starpoint:

Lake County - Mountain Valley Developmental Services:

Park County - The Resource Exchange:

Additional Resources:

Agency List for Families of Students with Disabilities

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP):

Peak Parent Center:

CDE Parent Resources Website:

Easter Seals Colorado:

Disability Law Colorado: