In collaboration with CADRE, the IDEA Partnership has developed a Dialogue Guide on the important topic of dispute resolution. Using CADRE's work on early and innovative dispute resolution processes, the Partnership has developed both an Executive Summary of CADRE's document Beyond Mediation: Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education and a Dialogue Starter for Dispute Resolution.
Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders (families, practitioners, professional associations, professors, policymakers, legislators) in States and districts. These packages make new use of dependable and publicly available information, thus reducing the need to produce new papers. Each Guide circulates a common set of source materials and suggested procedures for involving various audiences in States and districts. In this manner, stakeholders all over the country can begin interacting in new ways around implementation issues.
The package includes a Dialogue Guide Facilitator Handbook which is designed to support facilitators in this role. The Handbook includes guidance for organizing and convening a dialogue guide activity, as well as how a facilitator can take the dialogue further building upon the initial event. Click on the links below to access the Dispute Resolution Dialogue Guide package.
To review the entire CADRE document, click here: Beyond Mediation: Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education
To learn more about the IDEA Partnerships, click here: www.ideapartnerships.org