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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."

Part C - Early Intervention

Part C Helpful Resources

CADRE’s Resource Showcase is a collection and systematic organization of items that may be useful to states as they pursue improvements in their special education dispute resolution systems and processes.

Part C Federal Regulations

The Part C federal regulations were published in the Federal Register on September 28, 2011.

Side by Side Comparison of 2011 Part C Final Regulations

This side-by-side comparison of the 2011 Part C final regulations to the 1999 Part C regulations, created by the Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood, and the IDEA Infant & Toddlers Coordinator Association serves as a tool to assist readers in understanding the new regulations and preparing their own analysis related to Part C.

Part C IDEA Final Regulations Non-Regulatory Guidance

Published November 2011, this document summarizes changes to the Early Intervention Federal Regulations for parents, early intervention service providers, and state lead agencies.

Ten Tips for SEAs and LEAs to Improve Their Mediation Agreement Rate

This 'tip sheet' was developed to provide coordinators of mediation programs with ideas and strategies on how to improve their mediation agreement rate.

Tips, Tools & Resources for LEAs and Early Intervention Providers to Improve Agreement Rates in Resolution Sessions

This resource was developed to provide local education agency personnel and early intervention providers with ideas and strategies on how to improve their resolution meeting agreement rate.

Assuring the Family's Role on the Early Intervention Team

This paper, produced and distributed by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), is a synthesis of practices and ideas for explaining procedural safeguards to families, which assure that families are fully informed in ways that support their role in the early intervention process.

NECTAC Presentation - December 2007

This presentation, delivered at the 2007 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference, reviewed national Part C data related to procedural safeguards. The experiences of New Jersey’s Part C system were highlighted as a capably managed program of dispute resolution activity.

Part C SPP/APR Resources

This page contains information and resources pertinent to Part C of IDEA SPP/APR reporting.

Families and Schools: Resolving Disputes through Mediation

Many questions have been raised on exactly what mediation is and how it is done. This publication has been developed by the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) in partnership with the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)to respond to some of the questions that so many parents, teachers, administrators, and others have about mediation. Through the presentation of real life stories, the reader will gain a better understanding of the mediation process and its inherent flexibility. As different as these stories are, each ends with a successfully negotiated agreement making it possible for the children involved to get the services they need and the parents and schools to work together with renewed collaboration and partnership. A CADRE Publication. This document was published in July 2002.

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