In this approach, all parties to a dispute work with outside legal and/or special education experts to learn more about the merits of their position. 

To provide school districts (LEAs) and parents with an alternative means of resolving disputes and managing conflict at the local level.
Third Party Discussion Led by Moderator is a free service offered by the NH Department of Education since 2013. A non-adversarial means to discuss parent/guardian/LEA disagreements on a variety of matters including, but not limited to, special education.
Evaluative Conciliation Conference (ECC) is a voluntary process for parents and local education agencies seeking an independent assessment of a dispute related to the provision of public education to an exceptional child.


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