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.

AZ - Mediation Agreement Form

AZ - Mediation Evaluation Survey

AZ - Resolution Session Tracking Form

AZ - Resolution Session Training PowerPoint

AZ - Sample Letter

AZ - Special Education Mediation System

AZ - Special Education Pitfalls, Myths, and Urban Legends

AZ - State Complaint Form - Part C

AZ - State Complaint Procedures

AZ- Part C Procedural Safeguards Brochure

AZ- Part C Procedural Safeguards Brochure - Spanish

One of the most common complaints from clients entering mediation is that they cannot communicate with each other. All of us have experienced, at one time or another, the frustration of feeling misunderstood and being unable to make ourselves understood by another person.

People in disputes who are considering using mediation as a way to resolve their differences often want to know what the process offers. While mediation cannot guarantee specific results, there are trends that are characteristic of mediation. Below is a list of some of the benefits of mediation, broadly considered. Mediation generally produces or promotes: Economical Decisions Mediation is generally less expensive when contrasted to the expense of litigation or other forms of fighting. Rapid Settlements In an era when it may take as long as a year to get a court date, and multiple years if a...
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...
In collaboration with CADRE, the IDEA Partnership has developed a Dialogue Guide on the important topic of dispute resolution. Using CADRE's work on early and innovative dispute resolution processes, the Partnership has developed both an Executive Summary of CADRE's document Beyond Mediation: Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education and a Dialogue Starter for Dispute Resolution. Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders (families, practitioners, professional associations, professors, policymakers, legislators) in...

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 - Letter to Attorney

BIE - Mediation Agreement

BIE - Mediator Evaluation Form

BIE - Parent Agreement to Mediate

BIE - Parent Evaluation Form

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