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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.

About the Webinar: This was a special webinar for people to get ideas on how to use these new, parent-friendly guides on mediation, due process hearings, written State complaints, and resolution meetings. This webinar also described the collaborative process that CADRE used to develop the guides. The new parent-friendly guides on special education dispute resolution are available for download from the CADRE website: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/DRparentguides2014.cfm Presenters: Marshall Peter, CADRE Ruth Ryder, OSEP Jan Serak, WI FACETS Myriam Alizo, NJ SPAN Bob Rutten, ND Office of...

On February 13, 2014 CADRE presented a webinar, Dispute Resolution National Trends: 8 Years of APR/Section 618 Data with Richard Zeller & Amy Whitehorne About the Webinar: During this webinar, we will discuss trends in the use of IDEA formal dispute resolution procedures (written signed complaints, mediation, due process complaints/hearings, and resolution meetings) over the past eight years. In addition, we’ll look at: Total national rates of activity (dispute resolution events per 10K childcount in the 50 states) and mean state reported activity (average of state rates reported);...

CADRE has provided a gallery of sample documents from several states that will be in attendance. Please click on a state name from the list below to view some of their sample documents. Arkansas Florida Georgia Illinois Louisiana Oklahoma Pennsylvania Texas

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 .

DREDF - A Guide for California Parents: Special Education Due Process and the Resolution Meeting

DREDF - Special Education: Basics and Beyond

This document is a sample of a Due Process Hearing Extension Order. It serves as a tool that states may choose to use to document extensions, length of extensions, and new dates for a hearing and decision that meets the timelines required by IDEA.
Video of Due Process in a Quarantined World: The Nuts-and-Bolts of Effective Virtual Hearings About this webinar: Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania had developed effective virtual hearings as part of its special education due process system. Using common videoconference platforms, such as Zoom and GoToMeeting, hearing officers experienced in convening and presiding over virtual hearing sessions will provide an overview of the entire virtual hearing process, including technology needs, exhibits, witnesses, examinations, the court reporter, and managing the hearing. Hearing...

ECAC - IDEA and the SPED Process in NC

ECAC - Working It Out: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Introduction The introduction to this sourcebook stresses the need for schools, communities, and families to work together to educate children to be productive and caring 21 st century citizens. American families are described as more diverse than ever before, spanning cultures, languages, levels of education, and socioeconomic and demographic differences. Family involvement is defined in an expansive way to include and recognize the value of a broad spectrum of activities that involve family members and/or guardians helping children to learn, both at home and at school. Barriers that limit...
An educational advocate, also known as a parent advocate, child advocate, student advocate, or independent advocate, assists parents of students with disabilities in navigating the complex world of special education. For a fee, professional advocates provide information, guidance and support throughout the IEP process to encourage decisions that meet the needs of the student. This guide, developed by CADRE, will assist parents in: Asking interview questions that will help get an understanding of an advocate’s approach to providing support Connecting with parent centers in their state...

CADRE, Consorcio para la Resolución Apropiada de Disputas en la Educación Especial, es financiado por el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. CADRE apoya a los padres, educadores y administradores para beneficiarse de la serie completa de opciones para la resolución de disputas que pueden prevenir y resolver conflicto y resultar finalmente en sociedades informadas que se concentran en los resultados para los niños y jóvenes. Uno de los objetivos principales de CADRE es desarrollar estrategias para atraer a todas la comunidades, inform...
Engaging Parents in Productive Partnerships is an easy-to-read presentation of suggestions on how educators and service providers can effectively collaborate with parents including specific recommendations for IEP meetings. Tell us what you think of the document, please click here to take a short survey. (link is external) To order copies of this publication, please fill out this order form.
On July 13th, 2011 Nissan Bar-Lev, Director of CESA 7 (WI), Jan Serak, Co-Director of WI FACETS, JoAnne Blades, Program Manager of Oklahoma SERC, and Sharon House, Executive Director of Oklahoma Parents Center, joined Marshall Peter (Director of CADRE) to share exemplary practices in stakeholder engagement in dispute resolution. This webinar illustrates how these two states have incorporated meaningful stakeholder involvement into their state systems. A recording of the webinar is also available. The PowerPoint from this presentation is available for download below.
Bienvenidos a la presentación de CADRE sobre el entendimiento de las posturas y los intereses. CADRE, como quizás usted sepa, es el Centro Nacional de Asistencia Técnica para la Resolución de las Disputas en la Educación Especial. Nuestro objetivo es el de asistir al público a entender mejor una alternativa constructiva para la negociación de las posturas.
Bienvenidos a la presentación de CADRE sobre "Escuchar." CADRE, como quizás ud. sepa, es el Centro Técnico Nacional de Asistencia para la Resolución de las Disputas en la Educación Especial. Nuestro objetivo aquí es el de asistir a las personas a entender los tres elementos críticos para escuchar: Mantener el enfoque en la otra persona escuchar en forma afectiva y con empatía demostrar entendimiento

Introduction Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes have resulted in positive outcomes for parents, students who receive special education and related services, advocates, school district staff, and others. Persons in dispute are provided opportunities to have their disagreements dealt with promptly. The anxiety of long waits in the due process/litigation system is relieved, often times with low, or no cost, professional services provided to all parties. And perhaps most importantly, ADR has provided a process for effectively mending broken relationships and set a course for positive...
CADRE has profiled four exemplary state special education dispute resolution systems: Iowa, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Each of the state's profiles is available individually and all four profiles are included in a single combined document. In all four of these states, the Early Intervention (Part C) dispute resolution system is managed by the same entity that manages the Part B system. Oklahoma has adopted Part B timelines for their Part C system. These profiles present an overview of each state's system, focusing on some common aspects of state system performance and emphasizing...
The IDEA Partnership's Creating Agreement Workgroup has developed a gallery of new resources which included the Building Partnerships, Creating Agreement PowerPoint presentation, accompanying presenter's guide, dialogue guides, and other resource materials. Creating Agreement
About the Webinar: Increasingly, restorative approaches to discipline are being recognized as promising alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Focusing on the field of special education, this webinar will explore the use of restorative practices beyond school discipline. Members of School Talk/Restorative DC will join us to talk about the different ways that restorative practices are being used in DC area schools, including how restorative approaches may be valuable in IEP meetings. In addition, we will explore the potential of restorative approaches for preventing and resolving special...
On February 28, 2013 CADRE hosted a free webinar with Sukhsimranjit Singh, Associate Director, Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution, Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Conflict. Video of Sukhsimranjit Singh_Culture and Conflict - CADRE Webinar_2.28.13 About the Webinar: Every society is riddled with conflict. Conflict is inevitable and different cultures have different ways of dealing with conflict within and outside the group. This session explored the cultural dimensions of conflict and provided an international perspective on exploring, negotiating with, and resolving a...
This document was published in July 2002. More information on IDEA 2004.
Esta publicación ha sido desarrollada por el Consorcio para la Resolución Apropiada de Disputas en la Educación Especial (CADRE) para responder a las preguntas que tantos padres, profesores, administradores y otras muchas personas tienen acerca de la mediación.

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