When meeting with the IEP team, parents are a child’s most effective advocate. It’s important that parents be prepared and informed. This brief guide informs parents about assistive technology and the IEP. The IEP is a written plan for educating a child with a disability. The law requires that public schools develop appropriate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each child. The IEP describes the student’s specific special education needs as well as any related services, including assistive technology.