Main Library

This library contains CADRE resources as well as State, Lead Agency and Parent Center resources. Please note that CADRE makes no endorsement of the State, Lead Agency and Parent Center resources included here, nor of any policies, procedures, processes, or documents specific to any item.

PACER - Be Your Own Best Advocate

PACER - Resolving Special Education Issues

PEAL - Communication Tips for Building Strong Partnerships

PEAL - Communication Tips for Building Strong Partnerships - Spanish

PEAL - Six Steps to Responding to Conflict Constructively

PIC - ABCs of Conflict Resolution

PIC - Mediation - Conflict Resolution Options For Parents Who Disagree With Their Child's School

Presenter's Guide - Creating Agreement, Building Partnerships

PRN - Negotiation 101: How to Get the SPED Services Your Child Needs

PRO-NM - Open Line and More: A Guide for Effective Communication


SFL - Sharing the Commitment - ESE Parent Advisory

SFL - Sharing the Commitment to Excellence Brochure

SFL - Website: Sharing the Commitment to Excellence

State of Oregon Advisory Opinion-Questions and Answers

Training Video - Success with the IEP

UPC - Video - Parents as Partners in the IEP Process: Understanding Your Parents' Rights and Responsibilities (Module 3)

UPC - What Is Self-Determination?

UPC- Student Led IEPs

Diana Autin is the Executive Co-Director of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), NJ’s Parent Training and Information Center. She also co-directs NE-PACT, the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center, providing technical assistance and capacity-building to the federally-funded parent training and information centers and community parent resource centers in the Northeast United States. Clip 1: As you think about stakeholder involvement in decision making, are there particular benefits that you believe come as a result and any advice about how you can most effectively engage diverse...
Greg Abell is the Principal at Sound Options Group, LLC, which is responsible for the delivery of all special education mediation services for the State of Washington. He also consults nationally in the design and delivery of ADR systems. Prior to entering the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Greg spent fifteen years in public education, eleven of those years working in special education. Clip 1: Are there lessons that you've learned over the years? Clip 2: You've been doing a lot of work around leadership and leadership coaching and I wonder, as you think about that work, what are...
Patricia Williams is a consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction who works in the area of special education procedural compliance. She is the coordinator for the State IDEA complaint process and is the liaison to the Due Process Hearing System. Patricia is a former WDPI liaison to the WI Special Education Mediation System. She served as one of the CADRE Exemplar Wisconsin Coordinators for development of the Wisconsin Exemplar Profile development. The interviews below were conducted in 2010 as part of CADRE's Exemplar Initiative . Clip 1: What is the one thing you know now...

WI - Effective Participation in the Sped Mediation Process (Manual)

WI FACETS - Communication Skills Training