Yes. The IEP for a student with a disability must include all of the unique, specific special education and related services needed by the child as determined by the IEP team. [34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.39; Cal. Ed. Code. Sec. 56031.] This means that the services must be listed in the IEP even if they are not directly available from the district, but must instead be provided through contract or other arrangements.
The IEP must
also set out the description
and amount of special
duration, and location
of the related services and
modifications, so that the district’s
commitment of resources will be clear
to the IEP team. The
amount of time to
be committed to each of the various
services should be (1) appropriate to that specific
service, and (2) stated
in a manner that is clear to all
involved in the development and implementation of the
IEP. Changes in
the amount of services cannot be made without holding another IEP meeting, unless the parent and district agree
to hold the meeting over
the telephone or by video
conference. [34 C.F.R.
Secs. 300.320, 300.322,
300.324(a)(4)(i) & 300.328; Cal. Ed.
Code Sec. 56341.5.]