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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 briefing paper describes some of the causes of special education conflict and then explores the range of conflict management approaches being pioneered by state education agencies and school districts. The focus of this paper and the underlying research is on innovative work that is being done related to disagreements regarding those children and youth (3 years and older) served under Part B of IDEA. This document was published in October 2002.

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

BIE - Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

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

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.

CA - Notice of Procedural Safeguards

CADRE’s Exemplar Initiative: Identifying, Profiling and Showcasing Resources from High-Performing State Special Education and Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Systems State System Profiles Between Fall 2008 and Summer 2010, CADRE undertook a process to identify state special education and early intervention dispute resolution systems that are particularly effective and to characterize those systems and their components in ways that would be useful to other states that are considering improvement activities. Four state systems - Iowa, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - were identified...

On March 1, 2010, CADRE and DAC co-sponsored a webinar on Dispute Resolution Data Quality and Analysis. This page includes links to CADRE and DAC materials, a reconstructed flash video of the presentation and discussion, as well as a transcript of the "chat" function from the webinar with comments. The webinar reviewed the collaborative work done by CADRE and DAC to review the accuracy and improve the usefulness of Dispute Resolution data reported by states. The uses and future adjustments to DAC's Data Transmission Spreadsheet and CADRE's Data Drill Tool were both discussed. Both these...

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 .

This document addresses only the changes to the provisions of IDEA regarding children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools that took effect on July 1, 2005. It does not address any changes that may be made by the final regulations.

CO - A Family Guidebook, Guide I: Referral and Eligibility for Colorado EI Services

CO - Due Process and State Complaint Decisions

CO - Mediation Tracking Report

CO - Parent & Child Rights - Procedural Safeguards Notice

CO - State Level Complaint Procedures

This article reviews several exciting and challenging possibilities for improving collaboration and conflict resolution skills. It focuses on "what works" in conflict resolution between parents and educators. The concepts presented may be useful to parents and educators in direct collaboration, or in mediation...

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 .

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 .
Historically, mediation has not been an effective venue for dispute resolution for Deaf people because of linguistic inaccessibility and cultural non-recognition. Like other linguistic minority groups who experience and resolve conflict in a manner consistent with their social and communicative norms Deaf people have some unique perspectives. The following article illuminates some of these perspectives and explains how mediators can address these differences when working with Deaf people, in order to make mediation a more linguistically and culturally respectful and responsive endeavor. A...
This document was updated in 2019. This pamphlet describes, from an administrators perspective, the benefits of participating in mediation as a means to solve special education disputes between parents and educators. It dispels common concerns and also provides helpful tips to those considering mediation as a dispute resolution option. This document was originally published in September 2001, and was updated in 2019. Interested in IEP Facilitation? Check out CADRE's Considering IEP Facilitation: A School Administrator's Perspective .

CPAC - Steps to Protect a Child's Right to Special Education: Procedural Safeguards

CT - Resolution Sessions Data Collection

CT - School Family Community Partnerships_PolicyGuidance_PositionStatement

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