This booklet is for you to use to keep important information about your child and his/her special education and related services. It is a companion to Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois. Records play an important role as you plan your child’s education. Dates, people, meetings and reports are important throughout your child’s educational career. The records keeper was developed to assist you in preparing for Individualized Education Program (IEP) and transition meetings; getting ready for evaluations and reevaluations; and keeping track of paperwork and other materials you might need.