This searchable database contains bibliographic information for literature (research-based and policy/practice) relating to dispute resolution in special education.

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Trends in Impartial Hearings under the IDEA: A Follow-up Analysis

This article presents analysis of trends in the number and location of adjudicated due process hearings conducted in the United States. Changes between data assembled 1991-2005 and those for 2006-2011 are presented both in annualized numbers and per capita ratios. "The more recent jurisdictional...Learn more

Using Active Listening to Improve Collaboration With Parents

This article builds on its opening premise, "Effective parent–teacher communication builds working relationships that can support strong home–school collaboration and improved educational outcomes" to support the value of training teachers to employ active listening in their work with parents and...Learn more

What About Mediators' Needs?!!

This article will explore the need for mediators to become more self-aware in order to mediate successfully. We believe that mediators need a certain detached yet compassionate strength of self that can only be derived through self-exploration of our own needs, values, and assumptions. Uncovering...Learn more

What Do Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Think?

[Abstract] "The purpose of this mixed methods study was to better understand the perspectives of parents with children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders regarding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, and interventions implemented to help their child meet IEP goals. The...Learn more

When it's your own child

This article presents the findings from a national sample of 510 parents of students with special needs surveyed by telephone regarding their perspectives on special education in public schools. In-depth interviews were also conducted with 17 experts in the field and parents of special needs...Learn more