Main Library

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.

The Mediator Classification Index (MCI) is designed to assist in understanding the approach or style a mediator tends to use during the mediation process. The MCI is a valuable tool which you may ask prospective mediators to complete as part of the mediator selection process. This is also a valuable tool for mediator self-examination.

A Tale of Two Conversations

A Tale of Two Conversations is a two-part video, originally developed by the Office for Dispute Resolution http://odr-pa.org/ in Pennsylvania, showing actors playing a parent of a child with a disability and a school administrator. The meeting was requested by the parent and takes place in the administrator’s office. Take One shows the parent and administrator talking about the child’s special education program. They are talking, but not listening. Their communication is unproductive. Take Two shows each person using more effective communication skills. We recommend that you view the "...
Introduction A Tale of Two Conversations is a two-part video showing actors playing a parent of a child with special needs and a school administrator. The meeting was requested by the parent and takes place in the administrator’s office. Take One shows the parent and administrator talking about the child’s special education program. They are talking, but not listening. Their communication is unproductive. Take Two shows each person using more effective communication skills. All of our relationships can benefit from reflecting on and improving how we communicate. This Study Guide uses A Tale...
(Captioned versions of these materials are available only through YouTube videos. These may be accessed at the main Study Guide page.) Introduction All of our relationships can benefit from reflecting on and improving how we communicate. This Study Guide offers keys for more effective communication and problem solving approaches and skills. It provides opportunities for you to reflect on how you communicate now and what you could do differently. “A Tale of Two Conversations” is a two-part video showing actors playing a parent of a child with special needs and a school administrator. The...

AC - Resolving Concerns About Your Child's Special Education

AJE - Facilitated IEP Meetings (PowerPoint)

AJE - List of Workshops and Trainings

AJE - Parents Rights Under IDEA

AK - Special Education Handbook

AZ - FIEP 1-day Training

AZ - FIEP 2-day Training

AZ - FIEP Training Packet

AZ - Resolution Session Training PowerPoint

BIE - Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

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

This manual is designed as an educational tool for understanding and resolving conflict. It offers state-of-the-art thinking in dispute resolution applied to special education situations. Written in an easy-to-understand, illustrated and jargon-free format, it is designed both for stand-alone reading and to be used as part of workshop groups. The manual is 135 pages and depending upon your internet speed may take a moment to load. The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Pat Evenson-Brady for her continuous support of this project, and Jim Melamed, J.D., whose gentle suggestions were pivotal...

CT - Principles of Mediation Brochure (Part C)

DC - OSSE Dispute Resolution Processes Parent Training

DE-Training_IEPfacilitation_brochure_web

DREDF - Special Education: Basics and Beyond

ECAC - IDEA and the SPED Process in NC

ECAC - Working It Out: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bienvenidos a la presentación de CADRE sobre el entendimiento de las posturas y los intereses. CADRE, como quizás usted sepa, es el Centro Nacional de Asistencia Técnica para la Resolución de las Disputas en la Educación Especial. Nuestro objetivo es el de asistir al público a entender mejor una alternativa constructiva para la negociación de las posturas.

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