Whether you are new to your Early Intervention Dispute Resolution (DR) coordination and leadership role or not, you may find the content housed in this online suite of resources especially helpful in the administration of the required Part C IDEA DR processes, as well as the implementation of other prevention and early resolution practices along the CADRE Continuum.
Know the Basics
Understanding Part C of IDEA, including its purpose and provisions, is critical to anyone in an early intervention dispute resolution coordination or leadership role. Visit OSEP’s About IDEA and Topic Areas webpages for more information.
Although a majority of States have low or no formal dispute resolution activity, IDEA requires each State to establish, implement and maintain procedural safeguards related to mediation, written state complaints and due process complaints. While States must adhere to the federal requirements under IDEA, there is variability in how States fulfill these requirements. To assist States in implementing effective and efficient early intervention dispute resolution systems that align with IDEA, CADRE has developed or curated a number of resources for each required process, including customizable manuals, links to commonly used OSEP resources, and much more.
Optional Prevention & Early Resolution Practices
CADRE strongly encourages States to have infrastructure in place to support the prevention and early resolution of early intervention disputes. Strong infrastructures include well-defined policies and procedures, sufficient resource allocation, trained staff and providers, mechanisms for access and delivery of services, and more.
For more information, visit:
- CADRE Continuum
- Playing Nicely Together: Family-Centered Practices to Help Practitioners and Families Work Together
- Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes Webinar Series (ECTA and DASY Center)
- Practice Improvement Tools for Teaming and Collaboration (ECTA)