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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."

CADRE & IDEA Partnership

CADRE   IDEA Partnership

The CADRE/IDEA Partnership ADR Workgroup, a collaboration that engages diverse stakeholders from national organizations in an effort to promote the use of appropriate dispute resolution, delivered introductory presentations at the following conferences (to see the complete presentations please click on the attachments at the bottom of this page):

  • 100th Anniversary of School Social Work Conference, March 2006, Boston, MA
  • 2006 Council for Exceptional Children Pre-convention Workshop, April 2006, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Conference on Inclusive Schools & Communities, May 2006, Rye, NY
  • Region 1 Parent Center Conference, July 2006, Burlington, Vermont
  • National Fiesta Educativa Conference, July 2006, Los Angeles, CA (Note: Slides In Spanish)

    To see a list of the CADRE/IDEA Partnership ADR Workgroup members, please click here.


    In addition to the presentations listed above, The IDEA Partnership has developed a packet on the topic of dispute resolution. Using CADRE's work on early and innovative dispute resolution processes, the Partnership has developed both an Executive Summary of the document Beyond Mediation: Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education and a Dialogue Starter for Dispute Resolution.

    The package includes a Dialogue Guide Facilitator Handbook which is designed to support facilitators in this role. The Handbook includes guidance for organizing and convening a dialogue guide activity, as well as how a facilitator can take the dialogue further building upon the initial event.

    Conference Presentations:

CEC Pre-conference.pdf
CEC Pre-conference.pdf
Conference on Inclusive Schools & Communities.pdf
Conference on Inclusive Schools & Communities.pdf
Creating Agreement NEPACT.pdf
Creating Agreement NEPACT.pdf
Creating Agreement Presentation - Allliance.pdf
Creating Agreement Presentation - Allliance.pdf
National Fiesta Educativa Conference.pdf
National Fiesta Educativa Conference.pdf
School Social Work - Afternoon Session.pdf
School Social Work - Afternoon Session.pdf
School Social Work - Morning Session.pdf
School Social Work - Morning Session.pdf

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