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Presenter: Homer LaRue , Howard University, Columbia, MD This workshop will look at the strengths and weaknesses of the use of voluntary binding arbitration in the special education system. Is it an effective means for resolving issues related to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of a child? Can voluntary binding arbitration assist the parties in finding an efficient and fair method for providing a free appropriate public education to such children?

This workshop will look at the strengths and weaknesses of the use of voluntary binding arbitration in the special education system. Is it an effective means for resolving issues related to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of a child? Can voluntary binding arbitration assist the parties in finding an efficient and fair method for providing a free appropriate public education to such children?

Mediators and facilitators are often confronted with a vexing stew of challenging dynamics in the sessions they conduct. Issues including power disparities, culturally relevant problem solving approaches, ethical dilemmas, option generating bareness, and good old fashioned participant impasse are all within the life of a dispute resolution specialist. Those who serve in the role of a neutral as well as those who train and supervise them will benefit from this workshop that will tap into the collective wisdom of the participants. Bring your most amazing successes along with confounding...

All children love to play "I Spy"--trying to find an object hidden in plain sight among many other objects. This interactive session will include conversations about some of the dispute resolution areas the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) reviews during continuous improvement visits. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze scenarios and "Spy" potential problems in fictitious dispute resolution systems. Participants will then have the chance to talk about difficulties they have encountered implementing the dispute resolution provisions under IDEA.

This interactive presentation will address the unique challenges and logistical needs of students attending his/her facilitated IEP/ETR team meetings or mediation, and how to empower the students to engage in a positive way to help develop the most effective Individualized Education Program or Evaluation Team Report. At the end of the presentation, the participants will be able to: State reasons it is helpful for student involvement in the development of an IEP or ETR; State strategies to engage the student during the development of an IEP or ETR; State steps to adequately prepare the parent...

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