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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.

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...
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.
Bienvenidos a la presentación de CADRE sobre "Escuchar." CADRE, como quizás ud. sepa, es el Centro Técnico Nacional de Asistencia para la Resolución de las Disputas en la Educación Especial. Nuestro objetivo aquí es el de asistir a las personas a entender los tres elementos críticos para escuchar: Mantener el enfoque en la otra persona escuchar en forma afectiva y con empatía demostrar entendimiento
The IDEA Partnership's Creating Agreement Workgroup has developed a gallery of new resources which included the Building Partnerships, Creating Agreement PowerPoint presentation, accompanying presenter's guide, dialogue guides, and other resource materials. Creating Agreement
CADRE, in partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education and the Connecticut State Education Resource Center (SERC), supported a two-day IEP Facilitation Training March, 2013 with Joyce and Doug Little, founders and lead trainers of Key2Ed . Trainees included representatives from six State Education Agencies who are involved with IEP facilitation programs, and CADRE staff. Objectives for the training included: Learning about the role of an impartial facilitator Learning about the IEP facilitation process Acquiring essential IEP facilitation skills...
Flash video: Listening (This video is 07:57.) (requires Adobe Flash player , a free download). Transcript of flash video in Adobe PDF Format. Please note that this presentation will not start until it has completely loaded onto your computer. This could take a minute or more, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. Captions: The video is set to play with captions enabled. Should you wish to view it without captions, click on the "CC" button at the bottom of the Flash player. If you cannot see the Flash player controls or the viewable area seems clipped, please make sure your...
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.
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...
On September 11, 2013 CADRE hosted a free webinar, Part C Dispute Resolution: Customizable Hearing Officer Training Resources , with CADRE Policy Analyst, Amy Whitehorne. The modules discussed during the webinar are available for download in the paragraph below . Video of Part C Customizable Training Resources11SEP13 About the Webinar: This webinar featured the rollout of four customizable hearing officer training modules developed by CADRE’s Part C dispute resolution workgroup. The workgroup included representatives from six Lead Agencies (CT, MA, CO, MS, UT, and TX), several technical...
Section 3: PREPARATION FOR PROBLEM SOLVING IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND: MENTAL PREPARATION Being in the flow; being centered Training for a flowing and centered response KNOWING WHERE OUR MINDS ARE A MENTAL PORTRAIT OF EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVERS THE MISOGI BREATHING TECHNIQUE DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: THE SPONGEHEAD TECHNIQUE SEEING THE BIG PICTURE: THE SOFT EYES TECHNIQUE Back to Table of Contents MENTAL PREPARATION The key to successful problem solving starts within our own minds. Our mental attitude involves more than just "thinking" about a conflict or a problem. It involves an...
Please note: CADRE has released an updated series on Working Together. The series features 5 courses: An Introduction to the Working Together Series, IEP Meetings and Beyond, Listening and Responding, Managing and Responding to Emotions, and Focusing on Interests to Reach Agreement. The courses are being rolled out as they are completed. Supplemental resources and a facilitator guide will also be developed. Go the new series! Working Together is a collection of CADRE resources designed to support effective collaboration between parents, schools, and early childhood programs. Watch an...