Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ IconFrequently asked questions to help direct families of children and youth with disabilities to CADRE’s most valued parent and family-centered resources

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State Agency & Parent Center Information

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A map portal providing contact information for state education agencies, early intervention lead agencies, and federally funded parent centers.

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Steps to Success

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Offers specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child's school.

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Educational Advocates: A Guide for Parents

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This resource provides families interested in hiring an advocate with questions to consider and highlights additional resources available to families.

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Working Together

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Five interactive self-directed courses that provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict.

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Dispute Resolution Parent Guides

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Parent guides for IDEA Part B dispute resolution are available in 13 languages.  Companion videos and dispute resolution comparison chart are available in English and Spanish.

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Dispute Resolution Family Guides

Family guides (available in multiple languages) and companion videos on Part C dispute resolution processes, a comparison chart, commonly used terms, and more!

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A Tale of Two Conversations

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Two videos displaying poor and productive communication between a school adminstrator and a parent. A study guide is also included.

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Guiding Principles of Collaborative Advocacy

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This short document highlights a collaborative approach to empowering students with disabilities, their families, and other advocates for the student to effectively navigate the IEP process.

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Your Journey to Self-determination Series

Your Journey to Self Determination Series

This accessible, online Series provides relatively short introductions to key concepts and skills needed to support students in becoming self-determined and engaging in one’s educational planning.

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An archived collection of video conferencing presentations covering a wide range of topics related to dispute resolution.

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En Español

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Una colección de recursos relacionados con la resolución de conflictos disponible en español.

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Parent Center Resources

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An easily searchable collection of resources related to special education dispute resolution that may be of value to parents and the centers who serve them.

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