Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions to help direct families of children and youth with disabilities to CADRE’s most valued parent and family-centered resources
State Agency & Parent Center Information
A map portal providing contact information for state education agencies, early intervention lead agencies, and federally funded parent centers.
Steps to Success
Offers specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child's school.
Educational Advocates: A Guide for Parents
This resource provides families interested in hiring an advocate with questions to consider and highlights additional resources available to families.
Five interactive self-directed courses that provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict.
Dispute Resolution Parent Guides
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.
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!
A Tale of Two Conversations
Two videos displaying poor and productive communication between a school adminstrator and a parent. A study guide is also included.
Guiding Principles of Collaborative Advocacy
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.
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.
An archived collection of video conferencing presentations covering a wide range of topics related to dispute resolution.
Una colección de recursos relacionados con la resolución de conflictos disponible en español.
Parent Center Resources
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.