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This is one in a series of documents, prepared by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education that covers a variety of high-interest topics and brings together the regulatory requirements related to those topics to support constituents in preparing to implement the new regulations. This document primarily addresses significant changes to the preexisting regulatory requirements regarding surrogate parents, notice and parental consent.

The Office of Special Education Programs issued this Q&A document on July 23, 2013 to provide parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information to facilitate appropriate implementation of the IDEA dispute resolution procedures, including mediation, state complaint procedures, and due process complaint and due process hearing procedures. This Q&A document represents the Department’s current thinking on these topics.
OSEP has developed voluntary self-assessments to assist States in analyzing their dispute resolution systems. They identify the dispute resolution-related regulatory requirements under Part B and Part C of IDEA and summarize prior guidance from OSEP in implementing these requirements. States are encouraged to use these voluntary self-assessments to review their policies, procedures and procedural safeguards notices. OSEP (i.e., State leads) is ready to assist states with questions they may have regarding the self-assessments. States can also contact CADRE for assistance with these self-...
This comparison chart was finalized November of 2013.
OSEP established a Dispute Resolution Cluster Group to compile and present information on APR/SPP activities. At the August 2007 OSEP Leadership Conference this Cluster Group members presented information on Dispute Resolution activities reported by states, opportunities for collaboration to ensure effective implementation of Procedural Safeguards, and to feature states with effective programs. The documents below are PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations.