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  • Senior CADRE Consultants
    Resources Video Resources 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 Resources Home CADRE Continuum Literature Database For Family Members Español Additional Resources For Mediators IDEA Legal Locate Professionals Locate Trainers Preparing for Dispute Resolution Processes Research Evaluation State Information Systems Design Training Resources Part C Early Intervention CADRE Products State Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase Parent Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase CADRE Webinars Calendar This document does not offer formal policy guidance from the Office of Special Education Programs at the United States Department of Education Subscribe to The CADRE Caucus WHAT S CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE Senior CADRE Consultants Email this Print this Greg Abell Sound Options Group L L C PO Box 11457 Bainbridge Island WA 98110 206 842 2298 206 780 5776 fax grega somtg com Ed Feinberg 1200 Halesworth Drive Potomac MD 20854 301 309 3799 301 309 6312 fax bj4 verizon net Timothy Hedeen Kennesaw State University 1000 Chastain Road 2302 Kennesaw GA 30144 770 423 6879

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  • Advisory Board Members
    Español Additional Resources For Mediators IDEA Legal Locate Professionals Locate Trainers Preparing for Dispute Resolution Processes Research Evaluation State Information Systems Design Training Resources Part C Early Intervention CADRE Products State Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase Parent Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase CADRE Webinars Calendar This document does not offer formal policy guidance from the Office of Special Education Programs at the United States Department of Education Subscribe to The CADRE Caucus WHAT S CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE Advisory Board Members Email this Print this Myriam Alizo Statewide Parent Advocacy Network SPAN 35 Halsey St Fourth Floor Newark NJ 07102 973 642 8100 malizo spannj org Terry Amsler Program Manager Public Engagement Institute for Local Government 1400 K Street Suite 205 Sacramento CA 95814 tlamsler aol com Sharman Barrett PACER Center 8161 Normandale Boulevard Minneapolis MN 55437 952 838 9000 sharman pacer org Patricia Bourexis The Study Group Inc 209 Sir Walter Raleigh Drive Kill Devil Hills NC 27948 252 441 2788 studygroup aol com Kathy P Clayton Ed21 Consulting Services 2100 McKinney Ave Suite 1501 Dallas TX 75201 512 619 3265 kathy clayton ed22cs com John Inglish Oregon Department of Education 255 Capitol Street NE Salem OR 97310 0203 503 947 5797 503 378 5156 fax john inglish state or us Michael Opuda Drummond Woodsum MacMahon 84 Marginal Way Suite 600 Portland ME 04101 207 772 1941 207 772 3627 fax mopuda dwmlaw com Luann Purcell Council of Administrators of Special Education Inc CASE 101 Katelyn Circle Suite E Warner Robins GA 31088 478 333 6892 lpurcell casecec org Jan Serak Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education Training and Support 2714 North Martin Luther King Drive Suite F Milwaukee WI 53212 414 374

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  • CADRE - List of Professionals - Tina Diamond
    Resources For Mediators IDEA Legal Locate Professionals Locate Trainers Preparing for Dispute Resolution Processes Research Evaluation State Information Systems Design Training Resources Part C Early Intervention CADRE Products State Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase Parent Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase CADRE Webinars Calendar This document does not offer formal policy guidance from the Office of Special Education Programs at the United States Department of Education Subscribe to The CADRE Caucus WHAT S CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE US Department of Education Tina Diamond Office of Special Education Programs 550 12th Street SW Room 4081 Washington DC 20202 Telephone 202 245 6674 Fax 202 245 7617 E Mail tina diamond ed gov Website http idea ed gov Tina Diamond began her career as a special education teacher in Fairfax County VA She worked at the elementary level as both a teacher and a coordinator of special education services Tina served as the Chairperson for the Local Screening Committee and also administered educational assessments for eligibility purposes After working within the school system Tina expanded her career in special education by working as a technical assistance provider for the OSEP funded Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center EMSTAC the Access Center and the National Center for Technology Innovation NCTI During this time she also conducted policy analysis large scale dissemination activities and program evaluation Tina has a strong interest in specific learning disabilities and was involved in the coordination of the Learning Disabilities Summit in 2001 Prior to joining OSEP she was the Learning Specialist at George Mason University In this position she provided academic support to college students with learning disabilities and AD HD While at George Mason University she authored a chapter in Dunklee

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  • About the CADRE Continuum of Processes & Practices
    Resolution Resource Showcase CADRE Webinars Calendar This document does not offer formal policy guidance from the Office of Special Education Programs at the United States Department of Education Subscribe to The CADRE Caucus WHAT S CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE About the CADRE Continuum of Processes Practices Email this Print this The CADRE Continuum offers a searchable database of dispute resolution practices in special education Users are able to move from broad process descriptions to specific practice details and can learn information related to program design and oversight professional standards public awareness and outreach and evaluation The CADRE Continuum of Processes and Practices is drawn from Beyond Mediation Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education A complete version of the CADRE Continuum including clarifying dimensions can be seen by opening the attachment at the bottom of this page At the Process level users will find broad categories that mirror five stages of conflict prevention early disagreement resolution conflict management formal procedural safeguards legal review with degrees of intervention suggested for each stage On this Continuum the earliest stage of conflict management is prevention where conflicts may be avoided through parent engagement building communications skills or other dispute preemption practices After this first stage disagreements or conflicts may be resolved through third party assistance or if needed through more formal procedural or legal actions To learn more about each of the five broad stages or Process levels click on the name of the Process or intervention level Under each of the process levels are several sub processes clusters of like dispute resolution practices offered by state or local education agencies or in some cases by another entity For example many different facilitation

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  • Process and Practice Information
    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 Resources Home CADRE Continuum Literature Database For Family Members Español Additional Resources For Mediators IDEA Legal Locate Professionals Locate Trainers Preparing for Dispute Resolution Processes Research Evaluation State Information Systems Design Training Resources Part C Early Intervention CADRE Products State Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase Parent Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase CADRE Webinars Calendar This document does not offer formal policy guidance from the Office of Special Education Programs at the United States Department of Education Subscribe to The CADRE Caucus WHAT S CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE Process and Practice Information Legal Review In the event that either the processes or outcomes associated with procedural safeguards do not provide participants with satisfaction or sufficient closure additional legal avenues may be pursued Sub Processes Hearing Review Tier II Some states have opted to implement a two tier hearing process in which the initial hearing takes place at the local usually school district level with the right to appeal to

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  • Process and Practice Information
    considerable flexibility as to how states provide mediation services This flexibility includes the selection training and evaluation of practitioners who serve in the role of mediator and the manner in which the program is administered State education agencies typically provide this process through one of four different approaches Most states contract individually with private practitioners a few states contract with their state wide network of community mediation programs and others contract with an organizational provider such as a different state agency or institution of higher learning often accessing institutional expertise in mediation and dispute resolution Two states contract with a for profit mediation firm through an RFP process Written State Complaints A Written State Complaint procedure must be available under IDEA in every state Each State Educational Agency must have written procedures for resolving any complaint the filing of a complaint with the State Educational Agency and widely disseminating the State complaint procedures In resolving a State complaint in which the State Educational Agency has found a failure to provide appropriate services the State Educational Agency must address the failure to provide appropriate services including corrective action and appropriate future provision of services for all children with disabilities Full legal requirements may be found at 34 CFR 300 151 153 see page 46770 of full IDEA Regulations at http idea ed gov download finalregulations pdf An OSEP approved Procedural Safeguards notice including a specific description of written complaints see page 14 17 is available at http idea ed gov static modelForms OSEP s topical brief on Written Complaint Procedures can be found at http idea ed gov explore view p 2Croot 2Cdynamic 2CTopicalBrief 2C22 2C Due Process Complaints and Hearings A due process complaint is a request to a local education agency school district and the State Education Agency for

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  • Process and Practice Information
    Resource Showcase Parent Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase CADRE Webinars Calendar This document does not offer formal policy guidance from the Office of Special Education Programs at the United States Department of Education Subscribe to The CADRE Caucus WHAT S CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE Process and Practice Information Conflict Resolution Options Clearly identified conflicts may be effectively addressed through utilization of capable third parties These collaborative conflict resolution options are characterized by interest based problem solving Sub Processes Facilitation Facilitation is a voluntary process that can be used when parties in an IEP IFSP or other meeting agree that the presence of a neutral third party would facilitate communication and problem solving It is most often used when there is a history of contentious interactions between the family and school the participants anticipate that they will be unable to reach agreement on critical issues or when a meeting is expected to be particularly complex and controversial Facilitators often serve as special education mediators in their state and have received additional training beyond that which they received to become mediators Additionally many school districts

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  • Process and Practice Information
    CADRE CAUCUS Share CADRE Tweet This site is funded by Subscribe to CADRE s Practitioner List Serve WHAT S PRACTITIONER LIST SERVE Process and Practice Information Early Dispute Assistance Once a conflict seems likely to emerge or appears imminent assistance may be provided to families and school district personnel for capably addressing the issues Key early dispute assistance strategies are reviewed Sub Processes Parent to Parent Assistance This process recognizes that parents are a valuable source of assistance to other parents There are many different approaches to offering a parent to parent assistance program including strategies that emphasize parent professional collaboration dispute prevention and conflict resolution Some of these innovative practices occur at the regional service area or district level and others are state wide Some programs train parents of children with disabilities to support other family members through information technical assistance and referral activities while other programs train parents to accompany family members to IEP meetings or mediation State sponsored practices typically involve employment of a parent to serve as a resource person liaison between family and school neutral facilitator or ombudsperson Case Manager Case managers generally assist in remedying miscommunication and misinterpretation of the law Along with facilitating family school communication and assisting in the understanding of special education law case managers clarify issues and facilitate problem solving between teachers administrators service providers and family members Telephone Intermediary This process involves intervening with parents and schools by telephone as soon as a request for assistance has been made The inquiry by the parent is viewed as an opportunity for the office to help clarify the problem identify informal ways of addressing the matter and proceed with resolving the situation when appropriate In some states this is a function of the department s intake procedures in other states it

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