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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.

During The Sixth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education , with support from the ACCTM , CADRE's Director Marshall Peter conducted interviews with seven different representatives from the field of dispute resolution and special education. The interviews encompass a wide range of topics, including thoughts on mediation, IEP facilitation, hearing officer training and evaluation, and stakeholder engagement. Please click on the link to view the interviews. Trisha Bergin-Lytton, Mediator/Facilitator/ Trainer/Consultant Jeanne Bowman, Independent Child Advocate Doug McDougall...
During T he Fifth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education , with support from the JAMS Foundation, CADRE's Director Marshall Peter conducted interviews with ten different representatives from the field of dispute resolution and special education. The interviews encompass a wide range of topics, including thoughts on mediation, IEP facilitation, hearing officer training and evaluation, and stakeholder engagement. Also included on this page are links to interviews CADRE conducted with our four Exemplar States. The videos are organized below alphabetically. Please click on...

In 2011 CADRE’s Director, Marshall Peter (now retired), had the opportunity to interview system managers from each of the four exemplar states. Interviews were conducted with Dee Ann Wilson (Iowa), Patricia Williams (Wisconsin), Kerry Smith (Pennsylvania) and JoAnne Blades (Oklahoma). Questions and their responses can be viewed below by clicking on the images. (double-click videos to view larger image in YouTube) 1. What is the one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you began your job? Video of Williams - Question 1 Video of Smith - Question 1 Video of Wilson - Question 1...

CADRE has produced a number of publications on issues related to special education dispute resolution. Summaries of those products and direct links can be found below. Hard copies are available for many of the products by sending an email to: cadre@directionservice.org

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) is funded by OSEP. CADRE has a number of resources available that may be of value to state and local education agencies.
During the Symposium, CADRE presented a series of profound, inspiring, and provocative short talks from some of the leading thinkers from the Eugene area. These brief (8-19 minute) talks were recorded and can be viewed below. Amelia Abel Peer Advocate Video of CADRE Talks with Amelia Abel ********** Alito Alessi Co-Founder and Artistic Director, DanceAbility International Video of CADRE Talks with Alito Alessi ********* Kenneth I. Helphand Professor of Landscape Architecture, Emeritus, University of Oregon Video of CADRE Talks with Kenneth Helphand ********* Johnny Lake Professor of Education...
On September 11, 2014 CADRE hosted a webinar with Dr. Edward Feinberg: Practical Strategies for Helping Parents in Conflict: Assisting Divorced or Estranged Parents Through the IEP Process About the Webinar: Dr. Edward Feinberg is the lead author of CADRE's most recent publication, " In the Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings When Parents Are In Conflict. " As a psychologist and early intervention program manager for more than 30 years, Dr. Feinberg offers practical assistance in what can be a difficult situation for school personnel and parents...
CADRE’s Exemplar Initiative: Identifying, Profiling and Showcasing Resources from High-Performing State Special Education and Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Systems State System Profiles Between Fall 2008 and Summer 2010, CADRE undertook a process to identify state special education and early intervention dispute resolution systems that are particularly effective and to characterize those systems and their components in ways that would be useful to other states that are considering improvement activities. Four state systems - Iowa, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - were identified...

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...

The following individuals participated in the CADRE/IDEA Partnership ADR Workgroup and the resources the group developed: American Association of School Administrators Carol Auer American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Carol Gryde Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) Noella Bernal Anita Engiles Philip Moses Marshall Peter Amy Whitehorne Richard Zeller IDEA Partnership Joanne Cashman Terry Jackson Fiesta Educativa Lorena Morales National Council on Independent Living Maureen Hollowell National Education Association (NEA) Judy Richards New York...

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 .

CDIC - Individualized Education Plans (IEP) ARD Meetings and Changes in the IEP

CFPC - Dispute Resolution Question and Answer Session (Video)

CFPC - I'm New to All This...What's an IEP?

This is one in a series of documents, prepared by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education, that covers a variety of high-interest topics and brings together the statutory language related to those topics to support constituents in preparing to implement the new requirements.

This document addresses only the changes to the provisions of IDEA regarding children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools that took effect on July 1, 2005. It does not address any changes that may be made by the final regulations.

CO - A Family Guidebook, Guide I: Referral and Eligibility for Colorado EI Services

CO - A Family Guidebook, Guide I: Referral and Eligibility for Colorado EI Services (Spanish)

CO - A Family Overview: Colorado's EI Intervention System at a Glance

CO - Due Process and State Complaint Decisions

CO - EI Family Rights Brochure

CO - EI Family Rights Brochure Spanish

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