As State complaint investigators know, State complaints can range from expertly-drafted documents that clearly articulate legal issues to barely-legible, incoherent statements alleging wrongs unrelated to the IDEA. This will be a working session where we start by briefly reviewing the requirements related to State complaints. Participants will then dig into hypothetical State complaints and work together to identify approaches to effectively address the complaints, while still meeting the requirements of the IDEA. We will work through complaints such as the “he said, she said” complaints, complaints against the SEA, systemic complaints, and complaints that overlap with due process hearing complaints.

The Evolving Landscape in Dispute Resolution in Special Education: CADRE's Sixth National Symposium