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

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Due process hearings: 2001 update. Quick Turn Around (QTA).

This brief report presents state data from 10 years (1991-2000) on the number of special education due process hearings requested and the number actually held. It notes requirements for designing and conducting due process hearings under both federal (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)...Learn more

Due process hearings: An update. Final report

This report presents data from all 50 states on due process hearings concerning the education of students with disabilities for the years 1992, 1993, and 1994. Data were gathered from a 1996 survey conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. This survey updates...Learn more

Due Process Rights

The Reauthorized IDEA (1997) clarifies parties' due process rights. The full text of the 1997 IDEA is at /resources/literature-article/procedural-safeguards-background-text-office-special-education-programs . Perhaps the best document for enhancing your understanding of due process rights under...Learn more

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