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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.

This article suggests that the adoption of a maximizing mediation approach by the mediator is permissible and advised. There are no barriers to mediators moving beyond the world of barely sufficient processes and barely sufficient results to stimulate maximized processes and maximized results.
Video of 2017 09 12 11 29 Mediating in the Context of Broken Trust 2 About the Webinar: Mediators often find themselves facilitating challenging and complex conversations in a context of broken trust. It has been asked if it is possible to negotiate with someone where there is a breakdown in, or absence of trust. Trust is a complex notion. In this webinar we will explore this topic and identify a structure for assessing and understanding different types of trust. We will identify key attributes of trusting relationships. We will identify strategies for “negotiating” trust and reaching...
Video of Moving Beyond Disputes: Mobilizing and Orchestrating a “Village” When Extensive Change is Required About the Webinar: Disputes often occur because professionals and families have radically different visions of what services and supports are necessary to attain IDEA’s four results of equality of opportunity, independent living, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency. When dispute resolution results in the need to make extensive change in services and supports—creation, implementation, evaluation—often parties are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task and feel immobilized...
This document was published in September 2004. More information on IDEA 2004 . Howard Schrag, Ph.D. and Judy Schrag, Ed.D. CADRE partner, NASDSE has been systematically gathering dispute resolution information from SEAs to analyze formative (process) and summative (outcome) information on the use and effectiveness of conflict resolution procedures. The National Dispute Resolution Use and Effectiveness Study reviews previously published research, examines recently collected data, and makes important recommendations.
Video of Nature vs Nurture Our Brain's Responses to Conflict - A CADRE Webinar About the Webinar : This webinar will help us interpret our responses to anxiety and conflict, and learn how to model more effective behaviors to children. The IEP process can be the perfect time to teach children about collaborative, inclusive, interest-based decision making. As children observe effective techniques for dealing with anxiety, they will be better equipped for handling conflicts in the classroom and their family. Research covered will include causes for these conflict triggers i.e. lack of...
This In-Depth Policy Analysis is the result of findings based on a survey sent to all special education units of state education agencies. The survey requested information about the use of 10 alternative dispute resolution processes not specifically required under IDEA. This publication is a joint product from Project Forum at NASDSE and CADRE.
During 2011-2013, staff members from seven Lead Agencies joined CADRE staff, along with representatives from ECTA, WRRC, and ITCA, to convene an Early Intervention dispute resolution workgroup. The group met quarterly by teleconference and web meeting, and focused on identifying and developing dispute resolution training resources, model policies, and forms specific to Part C of IDEA. This page is a repository of shared resources from the group's work together. Use or reproduction of any of the materials on this page is allowed and permission to copy is not required. Please give recognition...

Perfect Together: Aligning and Leveraging State Education Agencies and Parent Centers in Shared Work

Video of Perfect Together: Aligning and Leveraging State Education Agencies and Parent Cent This webinar focuses on practical, implementable strategies leading to effective and sustained collaboration between Parent Centers and State Education Agencies. The presenters provide examples of practices across the Collaboration Continuum that have led to successful, authentic engagement. Characteristics of a partnership that has continued over time, survived changes in personnel, and endured across short and long-term initiatives, are described. Presenters: Helen W. Post is the Executive Director...
CADRE undertook a qualitative inquiry of special education mediations in two states. In this exploratory research, CADRE's goal was to gain access to, examine, and compare the perspectives of parents, school personnel and mediators on several dimensions of the mediation experience—expectations, the process itself, outcomes, satisfaction with the process and outcomes, and long term outcomes. By identifying themes and patterns within and across cases, CADRE hoped to identify promising areas for future qualitative and quantitative research. A CADRE publication.
About the Webinar: Dr. Edward Feinberg is the lead author of CADRE's most recent publication, " In the Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings When Parents Are In Conflict. " As a psychologist and early intervention program manager for more than 30 years, Dr. Feinberg offers practical assistance in what can be a difficult situation for school personnel and parents. Administrators and teachers often do not know the best way of ensuring that each parent is respected and that their opinions are valued. Parents may feel confident in advocating for their child...
Video of Webinar: Productive Conversations Through Empathy Note: A captioned version and transcript will be available soon! About the Webinar: EMPATHY, not ownership. Is it possible for you to support others through difficult moments, demonstrate authentic compassion, or connect through kindness without owning the beliefs, issues, or problems of others? YES, with EMPATHY. Empathy is an amazing gift -- to others and to yourself. The ability to help others without owning their problems is energizing. The willingness to widen your circle of concern to include people unlike you is empowering...
Video of Self-Care Strategies for Families with Children with Disabilities ( El video en español ) About the Webinar : Self-care for the caregiver of a child with disabilities is a complicated topic that fellow caregivers find frustrating. The reality is simply most of us cannot fathom having the time or the capability to address our own needs ahead of a child with complex needs. This presentation encourages us to redefine what self-care really means for the parent of a child with disabilities. How do we reframe self-care in the context of our challenging lives? How do we discover achievable...
Video of Skilled Dialogue Revisited - Joining & Harmonising: Diverse Perspectives About the Webinar : As a follow-up to their live webinar, Skilled Dialogue: Minding and Mining the Riches of Differences , Drs. Barrera and Kramer dive deeper into specific skilled dialogue strategies through example scenarios and explanations of collaborative language. Please rate this resource! About the Presenters : Drs. Barrera and Kramer bring a rich professional as well as personal history. They have taught diverse student populations at the university level for over 20 years. Their model, Skilled...
Video of Skilled Dialogue: Minding and Mining the Riches of Differences MAR 2018 About the Webinar : In an increasingly diverse environment, it is not rare to find ourselves facing the challenges of needing to communicate and collaborate with others whose opinions and perspectives differ significantly from ours. It is no longer viable to hold on to an “either-or” approach that requires diminishing or devaluing one set of opinions and perspectives in favor of another. In this webinar, Barrera and Kramer focus on how diversity can—and should—enhance and unite rather than diminish and divide...
The brief publication is provided to assist states in making decisions about when to extend timelines for state complaints. This document is not intended to provide official guidance, but is a tool to prompt further state discussion.
This brochure offers specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child's school. Developed in partnership with the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY). This document was originally published in May 2004. If you need assistance accesssing these documents please contact cadre@directionservice.org . Tell us what you think of the document, please click here to take a short survey.

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