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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.

Presenters: Jim Melamed , CADRE and Mediate.com, Eugene, OR Philip Moses , CADRE, Eugene, OR CADRE has created the “CADRE Continuum of Processes and Practices,” which describes ADR practices in terms of both discrete categories and multiple dimensions. This work is relevant to the general mapping and development of the ADR field in special education. Join us to review CADRE’s work and to assist in extending this approach by identifying additional helpful continua. We will also consider how dimensional thinking, as opposed to mutually exclusive "either/or" categorization can be applied to...

CADRE has created the “CADRE Continuum of Processes and Practices,” which describes ADR practices in terms of both discrete categories and multiple dimensions. This work is relevant to the general mapping and development of the ADR field in special education. Join us to review CADRE’s work and to assist in extending this approach by identifying additional helpful continua. We will also consider how dimensional thinking, as opposed to mutually exclusive "either/or" categorization can be applied to aspects of mediator practice and style. Ultimately, the goal is to provide consumers and referral...

True leaders empower others; advocates empower parents; parents empower students; and students empower one another to be leaders. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes all of us working together to create the best communities where we all live, love and work together. Treva and Jenny are parents of adult children with disabilities who graduated high school with general education diplomas, employees of disability organizations, and parent leaders in a newly formed local organization where the goal is to empower the next generation. Treva's a certified mediator, and Jenny's an...

Presenter: Dudley Weeks , Trainer, Mediator and Consultant, Great Cacapon, WV An overview of a conflict intervention process that goes far beyond Traditional Mediation. Using The Partnership LifeSkills, the Process empowers conflict parties not only to deal with immediate conflicts, but also to improve their overall relationship for the future.

An overview of a conflict intervention process that goes far beyond Traditional Mediation. Using The Partnership LifeSkills, the Process empowers conflict parties not only to deal with immediate conflicts, but also to improve their overall relationship for the future.

This session will review basic components of an effective IEP meeting. It will elaborate on facilitation skills and apply them to traditional IEP meetings. It will review facilitation techniques for dealing with difficult dynamics and give participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to current IEP meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to share their IEP meeting experiences and explore the possibility of using both internal and external meeting facilitators.

This session will review basic components of an effective IEP meeting. It will elaborate on facilitation skills and apply them to traditional IEP meetings. It will review facilitation techniques for dealing with difficult dynamics and give participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to current IEP meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to share their IEP meeting experiences and explore the possibility of using both internal and external meeting facilitators.

This session will review basic components of an effective IEP meeting. It will elaborate on facilitation skills and apply them to traditional IEP meetings. It will review facilitation techniques for dealing with difficult dynamics and give participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to current IEP meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to share their IEP meeting experiences and explore the possibility of using both internal and external meeting facilitators.

This innovative, thought provoking and informative interactive presentation provides information about the philosophy behind an IEP/IFSP facilitation style in which the facilitator acts as a guardian of team collaboration and provides support to the IEP/IFSP Chairperson. Participants will review what IEP/IFSP facilitation is and its purpose. During this presentation, participants will: Recognize the styles of facilitation with associated characteristics and actions. Explore the qualifications, skills and competencies of an IEP/IFSP Facilitator. Investigate the responsibilities of the IEP/IFSP...

Disputes are typically first seen by educators and parents at the local level. Over the past 15 years, more than 600 people have completed various dispute resolution trainings throughout Iowa. This has resulted in a strong statewide culture of early dispute prevention and resolution has resulted in very low numbers of complaints and due process requests. This session will provide participants with a summary of Iowa’s efforts to engage parents and train educators in resolving disagreements collaboratively as well as discuss the possibilities for future improvements.

This will be an interactive session with participants. Each presenter will discuss aspects of contracting dispute resolution services and benefits and challenges from their own perspective.

In 2005, Kerry Smith and Dixie Trinen presented Lessons Learned: Pennsylvania’s Sometimes Rocky Entrance into IEP Facilitation at the CADRE conference. Fast forward five years and they are honored to be back, discussing Pennsylvania as an exemplar state for dispute resolution. But the work goes on: Pennsylvania is a 7 Pak member, a large state with a large child count and a large number of due process requests annually (approximately 800). Managing the large number of due process requests while simultaneously championing early dispute resolution options will continue to be the challenge...

Wisconsin was profiled by CADRE as an exemplary dispute resolution system in 2010. The WI Dept of Public Instruction (WDPI) has historically engaged stakeholders in the planning, design and management of its dispute resolution system, including for the WI Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS). WSEMS partners and staff will provide an overview of WSEMS, including: intake process using an impartial system administrator; Wisconsin Stakeholder Council, stakeholder outreach and training initiatives; culturally relevant efforts; roster of neutrals; system evaluation; and an overview of...

What, if anything, reasonably provides mediation consumers with confidence about the quality of mediators’ services? The expansion and maturation of mediation as a practice has understandably (and laudably) led many to begin to focus attention on questions of quality assurance. Those who care about mediation might wisely look to other practices or professions for indicators of what mechanisms are most effective. Why are we confident that the doctor we have chosen will not be lousy? The lawyer? The plumber? The tattoo artist? It turns out that, regardless of the context, whatever confidence we...

A hearing officer and state level representatives discuss the benefits and challenges of facilitated resolution meetings, to include how personality and work style of the parties, as well as the culture of the particular state, impact the success (or failure) of this early resolution tool.

CADRE’s second Facilitated IEP Workgroup has proven successful in spurring growth and results for states involved in the project. This panel presentation will explore the initiation, implementation, future directions and lessons learned of four states: Georgia, New Jersey, West Virginia and Missouri. Time will include a chance for audience questions.

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IEP facilitation related to locus of control and conflict management issues can become necessary due to issues embedded in IEP Team makeup as a result of regulatory expectations and LEA training issues. Special education legislation originated in Massachusetts, and over the past 10 years prior learned practices in districts have had to be extinguished and new processes put in place to meet IDEA requirements and OSEP findings. This presentation will involve an overview of how practices internalized by organizations combine with regulatory expectations to move the focus from IEP development to...

During this three hour skill-building interactive presentation the participants will: Explore the goal, purpose and best practices of the IEP/IFSP Facilitation process. Understand the role of the IEP/IFSP Facilitator with associated responsibilities. Investigate the principles of an innovative style of the IEP/IFSP facilitator as the Guardian of Team Collaboration with Chairperson Support. Recognize the value of some best practice preparations of the IEP/IFSP Facilitator and participants. Identify the support level of the Facilitator before, during, and after the Facilitated IEP/IFSP Meeting...

With the new ADR options mandatory as part of the Reauthorization of IDEA 2004, the Facilitated IEP/IFSP is an early intervention option that can be extremely effective if implemented correctly. During this 3 hour skill-building interactive presentation the participants will: Explore the goal, purpose and requirements of a facilitated IEP/IFSP meeting; Recognize the role of the Facilitator to include what a Facilitator is and is not; Recognize the role of the participants; Identify the before, during, and after steps along with associated tasks of the Facilitated IEP/IFSP Meeting process;...

This presentation will provide attendees with specific information on the highly successful Independent Child Advocate Program. We will include detailed information on all aspects of the program's design and implementation including referral, intake, case management, data gathering, intervention strategies, historical resolution data and case tracking forms. This information will allow attendees to replicate this model that embraces the values of collaboration, cooperation and effective communication while focusing on maintaining respectful and effective working relationships between parents...

As one of the components of the SELPA’s ADR program, the Independent Child Advocate has had an eleven year track record of resolving ninety percent of all cases referred. This model program (administered by a local not-for-profit community based advocacy organization) has been embraced by the community (forty school districts) as an effective, efficient and highly trusted program that focuses on reaching mutually agreeable solutions to complex and contentious special education disputes, thereby avoiding costly state level intervention. Emphasis is placed on directing the conversation towards...

The culture in which a person lives impacts their attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and actions. Offering culturally responsive services to a broad range of individuals takes mindfulness and intentionality. No matter the cultural context, all individuals must be valued and honored for who they are. The presentation will focus on the use of asset vs deficit based language, and building meaningful relationships. The speaker will share promising practices for working in rural, suburban, and urban settings using a culturally responsive trauma-informed lens and share strategies for self-care and...

As humans we are wired for empathy and the need for interpersonal connections. Empathy begins developing in early childhood but must be actively practiced over a lifetime. Based on current research, leading with empathy can assist individuals and teams in dealing with internal and external conflict. Empathy encourages individuals to approach interactions with an attitude to connect and understand, rather than to win. This interactive session will allow participants the opportunity to explore empathy as a tool for improving human connections and assisting in the team process.

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