Many States have found it beneficial to adopt alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in order to resolve disputes as soon as possible. Examples of ADR options include:
- Parent-to-parent assistance
- IDEA meeting facilitation
- The use of telephone intermediaries, case managers, ombudsperson, or third party consultants
- And more!
To assist States with exploring and developing alternative dispute resolution options, several resources have been curated or developed.
Featured CADRE Resources
Customizable Slide Deck
This customizable slide deck offers States an overview of some common alternative dispute resolution options States may want to consider adopting. This slide deck can be customized to better meet the needs of your audience.
- Beyond Mediation and Facilitation: Exploring Early Resolution Options (CADRE archived webinar)
Featured Practices in CADRE’s Continuum
- Stage II: Disagreement
- Parent to Parent Assistance
- Case Manager
- Telephone Intermediary
- Stage III: Conflict
- Mediation Models (in addition to Mediation under IDEA)
Developing and Improving ADR programs
CADRE encourages States to assess their dispute resolution systems and processes, plan for improvement, and attend to the critical management functions of effective DR systems and processes by utilizing the information and tools found on CADRE’s Improving Your System online resource.
For state examples, visit CADRE’s Main Library and use the filter to refine your search or post a query to the listserv to request the most updated resources from your peers.