Student advocates and public agencies alike have spent vast resources on ensuring families have access to IDEA dispute resolution options. As the U.S. Department of Education turns from compliance to results measurement, we shift our focus to ensure that dispute resolution results in meaningful outcomes for our students. Moderators will present examples of student centered corrective actions used in the District of Columbia and discuss the mutual benefits to the student and school system. Moderators will lead the group in a discussion to develop corrective actions that may result from State complaint investigations or due process hearings that are culturally competent and meet the individual needs of students. The group will conclude with a moderator led discussion around how all parties in the dispute resolution process can contribute to the development of corrective actions tailored to the student.

Restoring Focus on the Child: CADRE’s Seventh National Symposium