The ARD Guide

The ARD Guide explains the ARD process by which an individualized education program (IEP) is developed individually for a Special Education student.  The rights and responsibilities of the parent concerning the ARD process are also explained.



What is an ARD?

ARD is an acronym for Admission, Review and Dismissal committee.  This committee, which includes the parents, administrators, teachers and other staff members familiar with the student’s needs, makes decisions concerning the educational program and services the child will be receiving.