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

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Encouraging Active Parent Participation in IEP Team Meetings

This article presents implications for practice related to parent participation. [conclusion] "Walker and Singer (1993) pointed out that the relationship between parent and professional is developmental in nature. As professional team members develop relationships with parents new to special...Learn more

Evaluation of Family Empowerment Centers.

This report synthesizes the quantitative and qualitative evaluation data related to Family Empowerment Centers (FEC) in California. Data was obtained from surveys of parents and professionals, parent focus groups, and interviews with FEC center directors, center personnel, and other professionals...Learn more