Record Keeping

Information...where does it come from? Why do I need it?

All through your life, people have been learning about you.

Your family has information; so does the school; so do doctors and others who have worked with you. There are tests, letters, evaluations, reports, assessments and Individualized Education Plans. This information has been used to make choices about the classes you take and the services you receive.

At times during your life, you will need various types of information. Gathering and keeping the information listed on these forms, Important Records and Papers to File, and Gathering Information, will be useful to you in the future.

Remember...you will need these records later and it may be helpful to keep copies in an expanding file with dividers:

School Records, Medical Records, Family Information and Work History