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The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

"Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve
disagreements about special education and early intervention programs."

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In the Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Program (IEP) Meetings When Parents Are In Conflict This publication was developed to better understand the problem of parents or caregivers having difficulty working together, especially during IEP team meetings.
 
April 24th Webinar! Visiting a House on the Other Side of Town Presented by Dr. Johnny Lake. Register Now!
 
New Steps to Success Translations! This brochure offers specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child's school. Eleven new translations available.
 
Data Webinar! Dispute Resolution National Trends: 8 Years of APR/Section 618 Data Presented by CADRE staff Richard Zeller and Amy Whitehorne. PowerPoint and recording now available!
 
Inclusive Listening: Building Understanding, Supporting Collaboration (Part 2) Presented by Lorig Charkoudian and Erricka Bridgeford, Community Mediation Maryland. Recording and materials now available!
 
Updated December 2013 Trends in Dispute Resolution Under IDEA This one page CADRE document details recent trends in the use of dispute resolution procedures to resolve special education disagreements.
 

Collaborating for Our Children's Future: Mediation of Special Education Disputes, written by CADRE Assistant Director, Philip Moses, and Senior Consultant, Timothy Hedeen and published in the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine.

IEP/IFSP Facilitation: Practical Insights and Programmatic Considerations Brief summation of practical insights and promising practices for IEP/IFSP facilitation, collected from a broad review of facilitation and special education literature.

The Impact of Parent/Family Inolvement on Student Outcomes: An Annotated Bibliography of Research from the Past Decade

Voices from the Field During the Fifth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, with support from the JAMS Foundation, CADRE's Director Marshall Peter conducted interviews with ten different representatives from the field of dispute resolution and special education.

Fundamental Attributes of Exemplary State Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems

Encouraging Meaningful Parent/Educator Collaboration: A Review of Recent Literature This document synthesizes findings from a number of recent academic studies and policy publications. Among the highlights is the idea that involvement may be too narrow a term to encapsulate the range and depth of partnerships that support students' success.

 

This website was developed by CADRE, a project of Direction Service pursuant to Cooperative Agreement CFDA H326X130001 with the Office of Special Education Programs, United States Department of Education. The opinions expressed and materials contained herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the United States Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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