San Joaquin County SELPA develops and provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) strategies and training to its staff since 2000. One of the most widely accessed components of the Alternative Dispute Resolution program is Intake Coordination.

Five educational specialists share the job of intake coordination. They assist parents with their questions and concerns and direct them to the next step toward resolving existing or developing disputes. This first-line of action is a preventative measure that allows parents, in many cases, to clarify concerns and discuss options with someone not central to their concerns.

Program Access & Delivery: 

Intake Process

When you call for assistance your ADR contact person will listen to your concerns and help you identify your issues and interests. Information about special education laws and practices may be provided, if relevant, and a referral may be made to others who can appropriately work with your issues.

Call: (209) 468.9283

Evaluation & Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI): 

Usage data is collected for all ADR strategies and reported back to the state.

Program Contact: 

Margaret St. George, Coordinator
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program