Don't go to IEP meetings alone! Bring me with you! Or a friend, neighbor or grandparent! Someone who can take notes for you and help you digest what happened afterward. Even if the school representatives are universally kind and child-focused, being outnumbered can be intimidating.
I have been reading up on IEPs lately, which is bringing up memories of how frequently parents are not fully included in the process. Not sure what you can expect from the school? Let's talk!