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Colorado IEP Forms

All documents are in Microsoft Word unless otherwise stated. Both English and Spanish versions are available if shown.

Procedural Safeguards

This form describes the Educational Rights of Parents and Due Process Procedures

IEP Review

This form to be used for annual review meetings


These forms (Microsoft Word: English/Español) to be used for eligibility meetings including initial and triennial reviews.

Determination of Eligibility:
House Bill 11-1277 amended the Exceptional Children’s Education Act (ECEA) to align Colorado’s eligibility categories with corresponding federal terms and requirements and/or terminology used in the field. The legislation was passed in May 2011 and the new disability category and eligibility language went into effect on October 30, 2012.

Each Colorado administrative unit (AU) can begin the process of adopting the revised definitions. The new eligibility categories, definitions and criteria must be adopted in full by July 1, 2016. Until this time period, each administrative unit can determine which disability category / eligibility criteria will be utilized within their individual administrative unit.


Disability Categories and Eligibility Criteria

Prior to HB11-1277

Following HB11-1277 Effective 10/30/2012)

    Supporting Documents

    These supplemental forms support the special education process.

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