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.

CPAC - Breaking Down the IEP: Looking at the Key Pieces of an Effective Program

CPAC - Planning for Success: How You Can Make a Difference In Your Child's Individualized Education Program (IEP)

IL - Special Education Mediation Webinar

IN - Effective CASE Conference Meetings (Part 1 Video)

IN - Effective CASE Conference Meetings (Part 2 Video)

IN - Effective CASE Conference Processes - Agenda

IN - Effective CASE Conference Processes - Ground Rules

IN - Effective CASE Conference Processes - Introduction & Roles

IN - Effective CASE Conference Processes - Room Arrangement

MI - What is Facilitation? (Video)

MI - What is Mediation? (Video)

PA - Mock Mediation Video

RCSN - How to Have a Successful IEP Meeting - Video

Training Video - Success with the IEP

Art Stewart has trained mediators in 22 states, Kenya and Canada. He has testified before Congress on the use of mediation for special education issues. He wrote: “When Parents and Educators Do Not Agree: Using Mediation to Resolve Conflicts About Special Education 1995,” “Preparing for Mediation and Resolution Sessions 2009,” and contributed a chapter on “Building Trust and Resolving Conflict in Special Education” to The Handbook for Administration and Leadership in Special Education 2012. He coordinated the special education mediation program in Massachusetts for fifteen years and is...
Fran Fletcher is an Assistant Policy Scientist in the Conflict Resolution Program of the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration. She manages Delaware's Special Education Mediation program and assists in the design and delivery of training and provides consultative services for parents and school districts on the topic of special education. Clip 1: You've done a lot of really wonderful work in the area of IEP and IFSP facilitation. Are there strategies that you believe work particularly well in those meetings? Clip 2: As you think about a new special ed teacher who is...
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? Video of CADRE Voices from the Field: Greg Abell (1/4) Clip 2: You've been doing a lot of work around leadership and leadership coaching...
Jim Gerl is a special education law consultant, is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Illinois and the District of Columbia, and is the author of the award winning Special Education Law Blog. He has spoken on special education law topics at numerous state, regional and national conferences, and is a regular faculty member for the conferences of the National Association of Hearing Officials. Jim has trained hearing officers from all states, and works with a number of state departments of education. Clip 1: You've had extensive experience with due process hearings as a hearings officer...
Melanie Reese has been the Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the Idaho State Dept. of Education since 2010. As a Professor Emeritus from Boise State University (1995-2009), she serves on the BSU Dispute Resolution Graduate Program’s Advisory Council and teaches courses in mediation, negotiation, and facilitation of groups in conflict, and has co-authored two textbooks: Mediation Theory and Practice and Personal Conflict Management . Previously, Melanie was the Faculty Ombudsman for the College of Western Idaho and served on the Executive Board of the Idaho Mediation Association. She has a...