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

CADRE is interested in identifying additional articles and publications to include in this database. If you are aware of other such resources, please send an email to cadre@directionservice.org with as much information as possible about the resource (e.g., title, author, source, date), and include a copy of the publication or a URL link, if available.

How to help students lead their IEP meetings.

The authors explore ways to encourage leadership skills in students with disabilities through Individualized Education Programs (IEP). According to authors, increasing student responsibility for their IEPs can influence student and parent involvement in their IEP process. It has been found through...Learn more

IDEA partnerships ASPIIRE/ILIAD.

This article explains the use of mediation to improve special education partnerships between families and schools. Benefits and drawbacks to mediation are described, along with strategies for finding out about mediation in individual states and finding a mediator. Information on the Consortium for...Learn more

IEP team meetings: A guide to participation for parents

This resource is designed to prepare parents to participate in IEP meetings. [excerpt] "A parent’s first encounter with the Individualized Education Program—the IEP—can be intimidating. However, participation in special educational planning is critical in assuring positive long-term outcomes for...Learn more

Impartial Hearings under the IDEA: Legal Issues and Answers

[introduction] This Question and Answer document is specific to impartial hearing officers (IHOs) and the impartial hearings that they conduct under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It does not cover the IHO’s remedial authority, which is the subject of separate comprehensive...Learn more

Improving special education mediation.

This article provides background information about special education and mediation and offers some points to consider for those interested in starting, improving or analyzing a special education mediation process. This article is based on the author's experience as a mediator as well as on site...Learn more

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