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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.

About the Webinar: This webinar will present the results of a systematic analysis of a representative sample of complaint procedure decisions and hearing officer decisions in five of the most active states. The comparison will be not only between these two systems for the total sample but also among the five state subsamples. The three dimensions of the comparison will be (a) the issue categories, (b) the outcomes, and, for the parent-favorable outcomes, (c) the remedies. About the Presenter: Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he...

AZ - Procedural Safeguards and Prior Written Notice

AZ - Special Education Pitfalls, Myths, and Urban Legends

Video of Beyond Mediation and Facilitation: Exploring Early Resolution Options About the Webinar: Across the nation, states are developing innovative ways to respond to and prevent conflict. This webinar will showcase three early resolution practices that have been adopted by SEAs in Washington State, Georgia, and Louisiana. These practices attempt to minimize conflict by increasing the capacity of systems and individuals to meaningfully collaborate and problem solve. Participants will hear Scott Raub speak about Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Parent Liaison...

Breaking Barriers: Reaching the Hard to Reach - Webinar

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...
On January 9, 2013, CADRE hosted a free webinar with guest presenter Tricia Jones, Conflict Coaching: Its Value in Special Education Dispute Resolution . Video of CADRE Webinar - Conflict Coaching: Special Ed Dispute Resolution, Tricia Jones 1.9.13 About the Webinar : Conflict coaching is a one-on-one process that helps someone in conflict gain a better understanding of the conflict and how s/he may manage conflict constructively. Increasingly used in workplace and community conflicts, this session explored how it may help parents, educators and special education dispute resolution...
About the Webinar : Recently the presenters have heard from States that the frequency of phone calls, emails and written complaints coming from “frequent filers” has significantly increased. Frequent filers are individuals who file multiple complaints (informal and formal), often on overlapping issues and with increasing frustration evidenced in each subsequent filing. They may be extremely difficult to talk to and seem unwilling or unable to problem-solve around their concern. However, if and when you are able to get past the anger and begin to unpack the substance of the concern, there are...

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)

CPIR - Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care

Video of Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care & CPIR’s Advocacy in Action Guide to Local SEPACs
About the Webinar: This was a special webinar for people to get ideas on how to use these new, parent-friendly guides on mediation, due process hearings, written State complaints, and resolution meetings. This webinar also described the collaborative process that CADRE used to develop the guides. The new parent-friendly guides on special education dispute resolution are available for download from the CADRE website: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/DRparentguides2014.cfm Presenters: Marshall Peter, CADRE Ruth Ryder, OSEP Jan Serak, WI FACETS Myriam Alizo, NJ SPAN Bob Rutten, ND Office of...

On February 13, 2014 CADRE presented a webinar, Dispute Resolution National Trends: 8 Years of APR/Section 618 Data with Richard Zeller & Amy Whitehorne About the Webinar: During this webinar, we will discuss trends in the use of IDEA formal dispute resolution procedures (written signed complaints, mediation, due process complaints/hearings, and resolution meetings) over the past eight years. In addition, we’ll look at: Total national rates of activity (dispute resolution events per 10K childcount in the 50 states) and mean state reported activity (average of state rates reported);...
On July 13th, 2011 Nissan Bar-Lev, Director of CESA 7 (WI), Jan Serak, Co-Director of WI FACETS, JoAnne Blades, Program Manager of Oklahoma SERC, and Sharon House, Executive Director of Oklahoma Parents Center, joined Marshall Peter (Director of CADRE) to share exemplary practices in stakeholder engagement in dispute resolution. This webinar illustrates how these two states have incorporated meaningful stakeholder involvement into their state systems. A recording of the webinar is also available. The PowerPoint from this presentation is available for download below.
About the Webinar: Increasingly, restorative approaches to discipline are being recognized as promising alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Focusing on the field of special education, this webinar will explore the use of restorative practices beyond school discipline. Members of School Talk/Restorative DC will join us to talk about the different ways that restorative practices are being used in DC area schools, including how restorative approaches may be valuable in IEP meetings. In addition, we will explore the potential of restorative approaches for preventing and resolving special...
On February 28, 2013 CADRE hosted a free webinar with Sukhsimranjit Singh, Associate Director, Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution, Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Conflict. Video of Sukhsimranjit Singh_Culture and Conflict - CADRE Webinar_2.28.13 About the Webinar: Every society is riddled with conflict. Conflict is inevitable and different cultures have different ways of dealing with conflict within and outside the group. This session explored the cultural dimensions of conflict and provided an international perspective on exploring, negotiating with, and resolving a...

FCSN-2- IEP for My Child

FL - Dispute Resolution Question and Answer Session - Webinar Recording

On July 10, 2012 CADRE hosted a webinar: IEP/IFSP Facilitation Techniques for Success: Counter Proposals & Consensus-As-You-Go . The webinar, which followed a very well-received workshop at CADRE's National Symposium, was presented by Trisha Bergin-Lytton. Video of CADRE Webinar: IEP/IFSP Facilitation Techniques for Success with Trisha Bergin Lytton, 7-10-12 About the Webinar: The presentation increased the knowledge and the skill level of participants by exploring effective techniques that promote positive interactions while improving the opportunity to gain and maintain agreements...

IL - Special Education Mediation Webinar

IL - Webinar - How IEP Facilitation Can Guide the Process

On December 18, 2013 and January 29, 2014, CADRE hosted a two-part webinar with Lorig Charkoudian, Ph.D. and Erricka Bridgeford of Community Mediation Maryland Inclusive Listening: Building Understanding, Supporting Collaboration . After the presentation of these two parts, participants asked for special education-specifc scenarios. These scenarios were recorded on August 20, 2014 as Part Three of this series. Part One: Part Two: Part Three: About the Webinar: These webinars will introduce participants to the concepts and strategies of Inclusive Listening, a system for listening and...

INSOURCE - Preparing for Your Student's Special Education Case Conference

Video of Webinar: Introducing the Part C Dispute Resolution Family Guides About the Webinar: This webinar provides parent centers and families with ideas on how to use these new, family-friendly guides on mediation, due process hearings, and written State complaints designed with the Part C families in mind. This webinar also describes the collaborative process that CADRE used to develop the guides. The new family-friendly guides on special education dispute resolution are now available for download from the CADRE website, in addition to the new Quick Guide to Special Education Dispute...

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