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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.

A Tale of Two Conversations

These two videos, which were developed by the Office for Dispute Resolution http://odr-pa.org/ in Pennsylvania, feature Dixie Trinen and Suzanne McDougall. The first video shows an example of two people having a difficult conversation using poor communication skills. The second video shows how the same conversation can be conducted in a way that leads to significantly enhanced communication (both require Adobe Flash player , a free download). We recommend that you view the "Listening" video and "Understanding Positions & Interests" video in our "Working Together" suite of resources before...

BIE - Dispute Resolution in Special Education Through Mediation - Parent/School and Mediator's Manual (2009)

BIE - Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

BIE - Letter to Attorney

Letter to Attorney - BIE

BIE - Letter to Attorney

BIE - Mediation Agreement

BIE - Mediator Evaluation Form

BIE - Parent Agreement to Mediate

BIE - Parent Evaluation Form

BIE - Resolution Session and Due Process Hearing Procedures in Special Education - Due Process Hearing Officer Manual (2007)

BIE - School Mediation Evaluation Form

Posted December 2017 (Rev May 2018) The summary below features data for school years (July 1-June 30) 2004-05 through 2015-16. For each data element, the number of events reported by the state is also provided as the number of events per 10,000 students enrolled in special education. This "per 10K" rate provides a way to compare the relative frequency across states – a more “apples to apples” comparison. For more information on dispute resolution data or this summary, contact CADRE.

Mediation Agreement - BIE

Mediation Agreement - BIE

MS - Facilitated IEP Meetings

MS - Request for Special Education Individualized Education Program Meeting Facilitator

PA - A Family's Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania

PA - Agreement to Mediate Form for Parent with Confidentiality Clause

PA - Assurance of Implementation of Order

PA - Authorization of Resources Form - Verbal Authorization

PA - Call Resolution Process

PA - Call Resolution Process Notification email to district (example)

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