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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 Calendar/Announcements

2016
March 17-October 29
A World Class View of Dispute Resolution
Featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides three days of unique educational opportunities for practicing professionals. Participants will network with nationally prominent faculty, as well as participants from the other specialties at plenary sessions, lunches, and receptions. Early enrollment is recommended since many of the sessions fully subscribe. Choose from three different locations and dates: March 17-19, 2016 Baltimore, MD June 23-25, 2016 Malibu, CA October 27-29, 2016 Nashville, TN
Pepperdine School of Law, Struass Institute for Dispute Resolution
Lori Rushford
Email: mailto:lori.rushford@pepperdine.edu
Website: law.pepperdine.edu/straus/

Conflict Resolution Training
May 5-6 Lake Oswego OR
Seattle, WA: Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
This breakthrough course is designed for justice workers, counselors, child protection workers, social workers, court workers, foster parents, psychologists, residential care workers, teachers, and special educators. Learn how to involve troubled and challenged youth in learning. This class explains the challenges that children can face, and how to effectively teach and assist those youngsters. Participants will discover how to best integrate challenged youth and children into programs by successfully managing problems like apathy, bad attitudes, ADHD, withdrawal and more. You name the problems and this workshop delivers hundreds of immediate, problem-stopping answers. You will leave with innovative, more effective strategies for school failure, truancy, dropping out, work refusal, violence, delinquency, bad attitudes, depression and more. College credit and clock hours available. Free sample interventions, and free monthly Problem Student Problem-Solver magazine available at our web site, youthchg.com, or via email (dwells@youthchg.com), or call toll-free to 1-800-545-5736. Work-study financial aid available for all classes. Call for details. Coming to many cities around the US. Also available as distance learning. Call 1-800-545-5736 for information and a workshop flyer. College credit and clock hours for many disciplines offered for both live and recorded classes. On-site workshops can also be scheduled for your school, agency or conference. This class also makes a terrific fund raiser if you host the event and invite area professionals to attend. Call us at 1-800-545-5736 or visit our web site at youthchg.com for more details. If you have problem kids, we can help.
Youth Change Workshops
Ruth Herman Wells
Youth Change Workshops275 N.3rd Street
Woodburn OR 97071 USA
Phone: (503) 982-7910
Email: dwells@youthchg.com
Website: http://www.youthchg.com/flyf06all4pages.pdf

Conflict Resolution Training
June 1-4 Seattle WA
AFCC 53rd Annual Conference Modern Families: New Challenges, New Solutions
Todays modern family is a far cry from images of the so-called traditional family of the 1950s. Family structures now include heterosexual marriage, unmarried cohabitants, same-sex partners (married and unmarried), adoptive children, children of assisted reproductive technologies, single parent and multigenerational families, kinship care, foster care and more. With more complex family structures come more complex legal, social and psychological challenges for professionals and families alike. Join AFCC as we explore the impact of changing family structures on our work, our families and our lives.
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
NA
Email: NA
Website: www.afccnet.org/Conferences-Training/AFCC-Conferences/ctl/ViewConference/ConferenceID/84/mid/

Special Education Conferences
June 15-17 Greenbelt MD
2016 Annual Conference - Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making
For 29 plus years, this conference has attracted a diverse audience by offering more than 40+ presentations that provide public and private sector dispute resolution professionals with the latest information on ADR skills, concepts, and strategies. To experience the most diverse professional dispute resolution conference in the US, register now.
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Linda Sternberg
PO Box 4744
Crofton MD 21114
Phone: 301-313-0800
Email: centerforadr@earthlink.net
Website: www.natlctr4adr.org

Conflict Resolution Conferences
June 23-24 Bethlehem PA
State Complaint Investigator Training
Special Education Law Symposium Recent Rulings from a Dual Lens: The IDEAs Fifth Decade Special Two-Day Option (June 2324): State Complaint Investigator Training If you are a state complaint investigator or otherwise have an interest in the complaint resolution process (CRP), consider this two-day option for June 23-24 that is available separately at a reduced price. The topics and presenters include: Similarities, Differences, and Interplay: The IDEAs CRP and IHO Dispute Resolution Processes, presented by Edward Bauer, administrative law judge in Florida, and Patricia Williams, Wisconsin SEA Assistant Director CRP Investigations: Effective Steps for Conducting and Responding, presented by Bernadette Laughlin, Ohio senior complaint investigator National Case Law Update, presented by Dr. Perry Zirkel, Lehigh University Professor of Education and Law Best Practices for CRP: A Roundtable Discussion, moderated by Kirstin Hansen, Washington, DC lead complaint investigator As a broader option, consider attending the entire week-long symposium, which features an advanced track of additional hot topics of interest to state complaint investigators. Full registration and other information, as well as deors of all CRP presentations, are available at the CRP Training tab on the symposium website: coe.lehigh.edu/law. For any questions, email or call Shannon Weber or Donna Johnson at specialedlaw@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5557.
Lehigh University
Shannon Weber
Bethlehem PA
Email: specialedlaw@lehigh.edu
Website: coe.lehigh.edu/law

Special Education Conferences
July 31-August 5 Williamsburg VA
The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy
Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly from March 1, 2016 - July 15, 2016 The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy is presenting a five-day training program hosted by the William & Mary School of Law and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw, and The Oklahoma Disability Law Center. The purpose of this program is to provide training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law. The program will include 25 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures, taught by national leaders in the field. The Institute begins on Sunday evening, July 31, 2016, with the Orientation and Registration session and Welcome Reception. The program will be held at: William & Mary School of Law The William & Mary School of Law 613 South Henry Street Williamsburg, VA 23185-4110 Agenda Topics include: History and Applicable Laws, Ethics in Special Education Advocacy (CLE credit), Case Review and Analysis, Understanding Evaluations, Tests and Measurements, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs,) Section 504, Eligibility, Behavioral Issues at School, Discipline, Juvenile Justice, Dispute Resolution and State Complaints, Preparing a Case for Trial/Due Process, Using Evaluations, Tests and Measurements as Evidence, Evidence Strategies, Legal Claims and Remedies, Creating Systemic Change in Your State, Transition, Bullying, Medicaid Waivers, Educational Rights of Homeless Youth, - See more at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/16.07.va.wm.htm#sthash.K1SSWlAw.dpuf
PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw, and The Oklahoma Disability Law Center
PELE Clinic
Email: pele@wm.edu
Website: www.wrightslaw.com/speak/16.07.va.wm.htm#sthash.K1SSWlAw.dpuf

Special Education Conferences
July 31-August 5 Williamsburg VA
Special Education Advocacy
The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy is presenting a five-day training program hosted by the William & Mary School of Law and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw, and The Oklahoma Disability Law Center. The purpose of this program is to provide training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law. The program will include 25 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures, taught by national leaders in the field. The Institute begins on Sunday evening, July 31, 2016, with the Orientation and Registration session and Welcome Reception. - See more at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/16.07.va.wm.htm#sthash.meiayUjc.dpuf
William and Mary Law School
PELE Clinic
Phone: (757) 221-5735
Email: pele@wm.edu
Website: www.wrightslaw.com/speak/16.07.va.wm.htm

Special Education Conferences
September 14-16
Native American Conference on Special Education
We are inviting workshop presenters for our next Native American Conference on Special Education (September 14-16, 2016). Proposals are due Friday  June 24, 2016. The conference venue will be at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. We are seeking sessions in the strands of 1) Early Childhood 2) Special Education 3) Family Engagement & Parent Involvement 4) Advocacy & Leadership 4) Mid/High School Student Strand. We are excited to add an entire strand for Mid & High School students on transition, self-advocacy, etc. Professionals and Parents from previous conference have requested more Hands-On and Strategies focused sessions, just FYI. To submit a proposal, you can do so electronically by clicking: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sept_2016_nasce_speakers
Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs
Alvino Sandoval
Email: asandoval@epicsnm.org
Website: www.surveymonkey.com/r/sept_2016_nasce_speakers

Call for Proposals
September 15-21 Washington DC
Mediating the Litigated Case
A sophisticated six-day (42 hours) program for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners. Professionals can study the mediation of litigated cases either to become a mediator or to be a better advocate. (42 hours CLE)
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Lori Rushford
2011 Pennsylvania Ave., NW - 4th Floor
Washington DC 20006 United States
Phone: 310-506-4655
Email: lori.rushford@pepperdine.edu
Website: law.pepperdine.edu/straus/mlc/dc

General Mediation Training
October 13-14 Lake Oswego OR
Portland, OR: Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
This breakthrough course is designed for justice workers, counselors, child protection workers, social workers, court workers, foster parents, psychologists, residential care workers, teachers, and special educators. Learn how to involve troubled and challenged youth in learning. This class explains the challenges that children can face, and how to effectively teach and assist those youngsters. Participants will discover how to best integrate challenged youth and children into programs by successfully managing problems like apathy, bad attitudes, ADHD, withdrawal and more. You name the problems and this workshop delivers hundreds of immediate, problem-stopping answers. You will leave with innovative, more effective strategies for school failure, truancy, dropping out, work refusal, violence, delinquency, bad attitudes, depression and more. College credit and clock hours available. Free sample interventions, and free monthly Problem Student Problem-Solver magazine available at our web site, youthchg.com, or via email (dwells@youthchg.com), or call toll-free to 1-800-545-5736. Work-study financial aid available for all classes. Call for details. Coming to many cities around the US. Also available as distance learning. Call 1-800-545-5736 for information and a workshop flyer. College credit and clock hours for many disciplines offered for both live and recorded classes. On-site workshops can also be scheduled for your school, agency or conference. This class also makes a terrific fund raiser if you host the event and invite area professionals to attend. Call us at 1-800-545-5736 or visit our web site at youthchg.com for more details. If you have problem kids, we can help.
Youth Change Workshops
Ruth Herman Wells
Youth Change Workshops275 N.3rd Street
Woodburn OR 97071 USA
Phone: (503) 982-7910
Email: dwells@youthchg.com
Website: http://www.youthchg.com/flyf06all4pages.pdf

Conflict Resolution Training
October 14-16 Boston MA
National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation
It's time to mark your calendars for the highly anticipated 2016 National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation! We're excited to announce that our next national conference will take place in the Boston area this October 14-16. Our conferences only come around every two years, and you won't want to miss this one! But NCDD conferences aren't just about having fun and enjoying the company of our field's movers and shakers. They're about forming new partnerships, strategizing together about how we can tackle our field's greatest challenges, showcasing some of the coolest arts, technologies, and methods for public engagement and so much more.
National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation
Sandy Heierbacher
Email: sandy@ncdd.org
Website: www.ncdd.org/

Conflict Resolution Training



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