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    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 Ombudsperson An ombudsperson is generally a third party who investigates complaints proposes solutions and negotiates with all parties Practices Independent Child Advocate Program Sonoma County SELPA This strategy is a resource available to parents and school districts when disagreements arise regarding the provision of special education services to a child with disabilities The Independent Child Advocate is a neutral ombudsperson trained in ADR Ombudsman South Carolina The Ombudsman responds to the majority of calls from parents and other family members of

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    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 Mediation Models Some States and LEA s offer a mediation model that is different than what IDEA requires These approaches include panel or team mediation where two or or more mediators are used Other models might include med arb where a mediator becomes with the support of the participants a decision maker if they reached impasse Also online or cyber mediation is being used with increased frequency Practices Solution Teams Sonoma County SELPA California This strategy called a Solutions Team is designed to build a safe collaborative working relationship by fostering communication between families and

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    contentious meeting Facilitated IEP Meetings New Mexico The Facilitated Individualized Education Program is designed for parents and school districts in order to resolve a dispute The role of an IEP Facilitator is to ensure that the IEP Team does their best thinking interacts respectfully the perspectives of all participants are heard and the IEP team focuses on future action Facilitated IEP Meetings North Carolina When parents or school representatives are apprehensive about the next IEP meeting or it is a complex meeting with numerous participants or communication between home and school is becoming tense an impartial facilitator can be requested to assist the IEP team members in communicating more effectively keeping the focus on student outcomes and developing compliant IEPs Facilitated IEP Project Grant Texas In Texas the Texas Education Agency has approached IEP facilitation by providing support and grants for regional educational service centers to implement a plan specific and customized to the geographical region Facilitated IEP Team Meeting Massachusetts IEP team meeting facilitation is a voluntary process at no cost to the parties that can be used when the parties to an IEP meeting agree that the presence of a neutral third party would assist them in communicating and in the successful drafting of an IEP for a student Facilitated IEP IFSP Meetings Minnesota A facilitated IEP meeting is an IEP team meeting that includes an impartial facilitator who promotes effective communication and assists an IEP team in developing an acceptable IEP The facilitator keeps the team focused on the proper development of the IEP while addressing conflicts that arise Facilitated Individualized Education Program Wisconsin Facilitation is a voluntary process during which a neutral facilitator helps IEP team members communicate effectively and efficiently at IEP team meetings Facilitation Michigan Facilitation refers to the use of specialized skills to run a meeting in a fair inclusive and organized fashion It can be used in any IFSP or IEPT A meeting leader may employ facilitation skills or a neutral third party facilitator may be asked to do so Facilitation Ohio IEP facilitation is all about the student and helping the IEP team overcome the pressure and anxiety often associated with a contentious meeting The facilitator makes sure that the focus of the team remains on the best interests of the student The facilitator s primary goal is to assist team members in the thoughtful productive construction of a quality individualized educational program Facilitation of Special Education Individualized Education Program Meetings Mississippi Facilitation of Special Education IEP Meetings is a free service provided by the Bureau of Special Projects Office of Special Education upon request by a district or parent Facilitation of Special Education Team Meeting New Hampshire Facilitation of Special Education Team Meetings is a free service provided by the Bureau of Special Education upon request by a district or parent Both parties must agree to have the facilitator attend the meeting A trained facilitator is sent by the Bureau to attend and conduct a regular Special Education Team meeting

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    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 Parent Engagement All parents can and should participate meaningfully in their children s education including those whose children receive special education services Research demonstrates that parent family involvement significantly contributes to improved student outcomes Engagement between family members and educators is seen through coordinated efforts as well as joint agenda setting and decision making and is evidenced by higher levels of trust Practices Home Works Teacher Home Visit Program Missouri Home Works trains supports and pays teachers to conduct home visits and is designed to improve academic achievement attendance and classroom behavior School Family Community Partnerships Connecticut The Connecticut School

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    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 Participant Stakeholder Training Stakeholder training is aimed at equipping stakeholders parents educators service providers advocates and others with skills that enhance their capacity to communicate negotiate and prevent conflict from escalating A wide variety of topics may be included in the training curriculum and the learning setting can vary from short workshops provided to small groups to all day courses provided at state wide conferences Practices Creating Agreement in Special Education Conflict Resolution Skills for Parents and Educators Pennsylvania The Office for Dispute Resolution has provided conflict resolution training since 2002 More recently in 2008 ODR joined a national effort led by CADRE and the IDEA Partnership to build capacity for early dispute resolution by implementing Creating Agreement in Special Education Conflict Resolution Training for Parents and Educators ODR has been the lead state in the nation for its investment in delivering Creating Agreement training to school and family communities across the commonwealth and has trained in excess of 2 000 participants RESPECT Training Iowa RESPECT an acronym for Recognizing Everyone s Strengths by Peacebuilding Empathizing Communicating and Trustbuilding addresses conflict in its relational context and has been taught to special education administrators educators service providers parents and others throughout Iowa for over fourteen years The primary goal of this program is to enhance learning for students receiving special education services by respectfully and creatively building and growing relationships between educators and family members of IEP teams School Family

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    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 Stakeholder Council A Stakeholder Council advises education system administrators and dispute resolution program managers on the development of policies and procedures that regulate the system Such councils provide ongoing input from a variety of perspectives to help guide and influence the functioning and improvement of dispute resolution systems The group typically includes representatives from parent and advocacy organizations special education administrators attorneys and dispute resolution practitioners In some cases a stakeholder council is a sub committee of the state s special education advisory committee in other cases it is a free standing entity Practices Advisory Council Oklahoma SERC An Advisory Council has been established to provide input from the viewpoints of various stakeholders on the development of policies and procedures that regulate mediation and the due process hearing system The policies and procedures formulated by the Special Education Resolution Center with the advice of the Council will be presented to the Oklahoma State Department of Education as a recommendation for positive change Dispute Resolution Committee Oregon The Dispute Resolution Committee is a special education stakeholder group that meets periodically to review ODE s due process hearing decisions complaint resolutions and mediation activities The Committee also reviews Department policies procedures related to dispute resolution and makes recommendations to the Department Special Education

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    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 Collaborative Rulemaking Collaborative Rulemaking was developed as an effort to build consensus among interested stakeholders regarding state special education regulations and procedures Sometimes referred to as negotiated rulemaking or regulatory negotiations it is an alternative to the development of rules in isolation and subsequent solicitation of input through a public process The purpose of bringing stakeholders together is to improve understanding of diverse perspectives to identify significant issues of concern to generate policy options and to develop consensus on policy recommendations reflective of stakeholder needs Collaboration fosters creativity increases credibility legitimacy and trust and facilitates the regulatory process Practices Consensus Building Group of the Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring Committee Wisconsin A series of consensus building sessions in Wisconsin with a small group of 7 stakeholders appointed by the state superintendent with the

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    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 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 Practices District Consultants and Parent Mentors Utah The Utah Parent Center has Parent Consultants that work specifically with parents of children and youth with disabilities in five school districts Navigator Program South Dakota The South Dakota Navigator Program provides individualized technical assistance information and support services to families and educators caring for children with special education needs Parent Educator Exceptional Resource PEER Florida The missions of the PEERs is to provide up to date information resources and support to parents of children with disabilities

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