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  • State/Territory Dispute Resolution Database
    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 State Territory Dispute Resolution Database Email this Print this This database is provided for web site users seeking basic information about their state s special education and early intervention dispute resolution systems Here you will find contact information for state divisions of special education and early intervention dispute resolution coordinators and dispute resolution service providers Additionally you will find information about accessing and using your state s dispute resolution program Select State Tty Alabama Alaska American Samoa Arizona Arkansas Bureau of Indian Education California Colorado Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana

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  • System Design
    10 000 A CADRE Publication Dispute Resolution Activities State Data Collection The Phase I study conducted as a part of NASDSE s subcontract with CADRE was a national screening of the current status of ADR data collection procedures carried out within the states Following the completion of the Phase I study a more in depth study of state ADR data collection procedures was conducted within ten states Dispute Resolution Database Structure and Elements To help facilitate the development of dispute resolution case management database systems CADRE and NASDSE formed a design team for the purpose of determining the necessary data elements and database structure s Participants from Illinois Texas Indiana Maine Idaho Washington State and the Western RRC assisted with this task This paper describes the features of a system that can assist states to collect comprehensive management information across complaints mediation and due process hearings Due Process Hearing Extension Order This document is a sample of a Due Process Hearing Extension Order It serves as a tool that states may choose to use to document extensions length of extensions and new dates for a hearing and decision that meets the timelines required by IDEA Due Process Hearing Systems Under the IDEA A State by State Survey This article presents the results of a state by state survey of the hearing officer system and serves as a current snapshot of due process systems Published in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies Due Process Hearings 2001 Update from Project Forum El Premio las Claves de Acceso Con el fin de apoyar el objetivo de CADRE de fomentar el más amplio acceso posible a la serie completa de opciones para la resolución de conflictos y para honrar aquellos individuos y organizaciones que construyen escuelas y comunidades que respetan las diferencias culturales lingüísticas y de clase es un placer anunciar el Premio las Claves de Acceso View this document in English Exemplar State Profiles CADRE has profiled four exemplary state special education dispute resolution systems Iowa Oklahoma Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Five Steps to Choosing a Qualified Mediator Because no easy formula can predict mediator competence the consumer must do some groundwork before selecting a mediator First you must understand the mediation process After you understand the basics you can use the following process to choose a mediator Fundamental Attributes of Exemplary State Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems IEP Facilitation Intensive Workgroup Page Implementing the Mediation Requirements of IDEA 97 A resource packet designed to guide implementation of the mediation regulations under IDEA 97 Included are a self assessment and checklist for state departments of education a memo from OSEP Director Kenneth Warlick and a question and answer document on the mediation requirements under Part B of the IDEA This document was published in January 2001 More information on IDEA 2004 Keys to Access There are a number of reasons for making mediation more accessible and responsive to families from culturally economically and linguistically diverse backgrounds This document is intended to provide educators with

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  • Training Resources
    IDEA Partnership ADR Workgroup is a collaboration that engages diverse stakeholders from national organizations in an effort to promote the use of appropriate dispute resolution The stakeholder workgroup has developed presentations that have been delivered at national conferences CADRE Webinar Inclusive Listening Building Understanding Supporting Collaboration CADRE Webinar Moving Research to Practice Lessons Learned Regarding Meaningful Home School Collaboration Collaborative Problem Solving and Dispute Resolution in Special Education A Training Manual This manual is designed as an educational tool for understanding and resolving conflict It offers state of the art thinking in dispute resolution applied to special education situations Written in an easy to understand illustrated and jargon free format it is designed both for stand alone reading and to be used as part of workshop groups Data Drill APR Data Analysis Planning Tool CADRE s Data Drill Tool is designed to help states analyze Annual Performance Report Table 7 data and use various calculated measures in improvement planning of state dispute resolution systems Effective IEP Meetings Tested Tips This brief document offers suggestions for convening successful IEP meetings and includes preparation tips for parents and educators Expanded Collection of Creating Agreement Resources The IDEA Partnership s Creating Agreement Workgroup has developed a gallery of new resources Facilitated IEP Meetings An Emerging Practice This guide provides an introduction to IEP facilitation for parents and other family members to help orient them to this emerging practice This document was published in November 2004 Guidelines For Conflict Management in Special Education A Manual From Portland Oregon Public Schools These conflict management guidelines are designed to help district staff and parents effectively address conflict in special education The creation of this document was part of a Portland Public Schools Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR local capacity grant funded by the Oregon Department of Education

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  • Part C - Early Intervention
    this 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

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  • CADRE Products
    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 Frequently Asked Questions FAQs on Mediation 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 the host of questions that many parents teachers administrators and others have about mediation A CADRE Publication This document was published in July 2002 Implementing the Mediation Requirements of IDEA 97 A resource packet designed to guide implementation of the mediation regulations under IDEA 97 Included are a self assessment and checklist for state departments of education a memo from OSEP Director Kenneth Warlick and a question and answer document on the mediation requirements under Part B of the IDEA This document was published in January 2001 More information on IDEA 2004 Initial Review of Research Literature on ADR in Special Education This article describes a literature search process employed to identify research in ADR and special education organizes some initial search results briefly summarizes them and raises important questions for the purpose of generating a future research agenda Keys to Access There are a number of reasons for making mediation more accessible and responsive to families from culturally economically and linguistically diverse backgrounds This document is intended to provide educators with guidance that may help them understand why some families may not participate in mediation and strategies for increasing the participation of families from diverse backgrounds Most importantly Keys to Access offers practical recommendations that school personnel early intervention service providers mediation providers and families can use to develop the knowledge positive attitudes skills and strengths necessary for genuine collaboration The results of these collaborative partnerships may be reflected in improved programs for children with disabilities This document was published in November 1999 More information on IDEA 2004 Las Familias y las Escuelas Resolviendo las Disputas através de la Mediación Han surgido muchas preguntas sobre qué es exactamente la mediación y cómo se lleva a cabo Esta publicación ha sido desarrollada por el Consorcio para la Resolución Apropiada de Disputas en la Educación Especial CADRE para responder a las preguntas que tantos padres profesores administradores y muchas otras personas tienen acerca de la mediación A través de la presentación de casos de la vida real el lector comprenderá mejor el proceso de la mediación y su flexibilidad inherente Este Documento fue publicado en Diciembre 2003 Mas informacion sobre IDEA 2004 View this

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  • State Dispute Resolution System Resource Showcase
    New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon OSEP Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Both English Spanish Part B C Part B Part C Dispute Resolution Processes System wide Participant Stakeholder Training Telephone Intermediary Facilitation Resolution Meeting Mediation Written State Complaints Due Process Complaints and Hearings Oversight System Design 19 3 1 1 1 10 2 5 Law Regulation Policy Procedure Guidance 50 2 2 9 7 12 13 Stakeholder Involvement in Advisory role review 12 2 1 2 Data Tracking Forms 14 5 30 26 85 40 42 Letter Templates Communications 3 3 7 9 22 30 24 Professional Standards Training and Technical Assistance Personnel Human Resources 5 6 1 14 10 Training and Technical Assistance Professional Development 8 13 5 4 1 5 Awareness Outreach Brochures Posters Other 33 12 5 20 6 24 8 4 Websites and Online Only 28 5 3 4 8 13 2 7 Fact Sheets FAQs 17 4 2 12 4 18 11 8 Guidelines Manuals Parents LEA Staff 42 1 2 6 2 11 Evaluation Materials Instruments Related to Evaluating DR Processes Practitioners or Systems 6 2 18 1 9 2 11 Reports Summaries or Analyses Related to Evaluation Activity of DR Programs or Systems 4 13 14 4 5 How to Use This Showcase The Resource Showcase captures critical aspects of state systems and catalogues their underlying resources Users of the Resource Showcase will find For each cell the junction of a Continuum Process and a DR SIPE function resources are available for download specific to that cell e g Training and Technical Assistance Resources for the Mediation process In densely populated cells item groupings have been created to facilitate access to resources that

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  • Parent Dispute Resolution Resource Showcase
    Rhode Island Parent Inf South Dakota Parent Connection South Florida Parent Center SPAN NJ STOMP WA The Advocacy Center NY The Advocacy Institute The PEAL Center PA UPC UT VFN VT WI FACETS WVPTI Part B C Part B Part C Select Language Select Language Arabic Chinese English Haitian Creole Hmong Japanese Korean Mai Mai Marshallese Polish Portuguese Russian Somali Spanish Vietnamese Stakeholder Training Parent Engagement Early Assistance IEP IFSP and Facilitation Mediation Resolution Meetings Written Complaints Due Process Hearings System wide Legal Policy Guidance 2 Items 8 Items 4 Items 6 Items 2 Items 4 Items 6 Items 26 Items Training Material 18 Items 12 Items 9 Items 3 Items 3 Items 3 Items 6 Items 19 Items Preparing for the Process 7 Items 2 Items 25 Items 18 Items 5 Items 15 Items 16 Items 5 Items Brochures Fact Sheets 8 Items 13 Items 21 Items 23 Items 5 Items 14 Items 15 Items 7 Items Videos Webinars 7 Items 6 Items 10 Items 5 Items 1 Item 2 Items 19 Items Resources for New Parents 1 Item 28 Items 11 Items 2 Items 2 Items 3 Items 16 Items There is considerable variability from state to state in relation to how dispute resolution processes are made available and the state regulations associated with them Parents and family members are strongly encouraged to contact a parent center in their state for more information Click here to go to a directory of the national network of federally funded parent training and information centers and community parent resource centers These centers provide training information and other vital assistance to families of children with all disabilities ages birth to 26 years and the professionals who work with them Parent Center Network How to Use This Showcase Filters are available in the

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  • CADRE Webinars
    Required Presented by Dr Ann Turnbull January 21 2016 Webinars from 2015 Using Trauma Sensitive Strategies to Support Family Engagement and Effective Collaboration Presented by Dr Elizabeth Meeker December 3 2015 Vamos a Prepararnos para la reunión del IEP Let s Prepare for the IEP Meeting October 29 2015 Playing Nicely Together Family Centered Practices to Help Practitioners and Families Work Together Moderated by Amy Whitehorne joined by guest presenters who represent family practitioner and technical assistance perspectives May 19 2015 Trusting Family Professional Partnerships Preventing Resolving and Moving Beyond Disputes Presented by Ann Turnbull April 2 2015 Parent Center Initiatives in Early Dispute Resolution Moderated by Philip Moses with presentations from national parent center leaders January 22 2015 Webinars from 2014 Restorative Justice Practice in Special Education Resolving Conflict and Promoting Equity for Students with Disabilities Presented by John Inglish November 6 2014 Practical Strategies for Helping Parents in Conflict Assisting Divorced or Estranged Parents Through the IEP Process Presented by Edward Feinberg September 11th 2014 Dispute Resolution Made Easy Using CADRE s Newly Released Parent Guides Presented by Marshall Peter Staff from OSEP and Parent Leaders May 29th 2014 Visiting a House on the Other Side of Town Presented by Johnny Lake April 24th 2014 Dispute Resolution National Trends 8 Years of APR Section 618 Data Presented by Richard Zeller and Amy Whitehorne February 13 2014 Webinars from 2013 Inclusive Listening Building Understanding Supporting Collaboration Three part series Presented by Lorig Charkoudian and Erricka Bridgeford Moving Research to Practice Lessons Learned Regarding Meaningful Home School Collaboration Presented by Tracy Mueller October 2 2013 Part C Dispute Resolution Customizable Hearing Officer Training Resources Presented by CADRE s Policy Analyst Amy Whitehorne September 11th 2013 Moving Forward Building Effective Family School Partnerships Presented by Karen Mapp August 14 2013 The

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