AZ - Resolution Session Training PowerPoint
AZ - Special Education Mediation System
AZ - Special Education Pitfalls, Myths, and Urban Legends
AZ - State Complaint Form - Part C
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
Letter to Attorney - BIE
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)
BIE - School Agreement to Mediate
BIE - School Mediation Evaluation Form
Breaking Barriers: Reaching the Hard to Reach - Webinar
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.