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  • Facilitated IEP Meetings: An Emerging Practice
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/facilitatediep.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Parents and Educators Working Toward Mutual Solutions
    crawl across the bottom of the screen while action is taking place F PARENT READS REMARKS We are here because we have not been able to agree with the school about our son Dan s IEP and his services Dan has a learning disability in reading and writing as well as attention deficit disorder VO When John and Kathy were done the School District representatives Jane and Don gave their opening remarks SCHOOL DIST REP We have some real differences of opinion about Dan s needs and which services he should receive While we agreed to come here I don t hold out much hope for an agreement but we re willing to talk Resigned rather than attacking tone VO After the family and school shared their initial concerns some time was spent identifying the topics for discussion 6 Choosing the Topics crawl across bottom of the screen MALE PARENT We want the school to pay for Dan s tutoring FEMALE PARENT And we need better communication with Dan s teachers SCHOOL REP 1 There are limitations to what we can do for each and every student on an individual basis SCHOOL REP 2 We can t just pay for private tutoring whenever a family hires someone MEDIATOR It s important that all of us are open to new alternatives We have to also be realistic about how we can implement new solutions and the kind of agreement that we can reach Keeping that in mind let s come up with some options and see what people think about them 7 Solutions and Options crawl across bottom of the screen SR1 It might be possible to Rolling audio cross fades MALE PARENT The only problem is that the school isn t providing the kind of individual attention Dan needs FEMALE PARENT What if we tried meeting with his teachers before the school year begins to ensure they are familiar with Dan SR2 That might work especially if we have regular evaluations to review with the teachers MALE PARENT What about the whole issue of paying for the testing and tutoring we found for him SR1 That s going to be very difficult We can t pay for services that we weren t involved in contracting for SR2 What would you think about paying for additional help beyond what we can provide WS MEDIATOR SR 1 2 LEAVE ROOM Perhaps we need to take a minute to discuss this privately VO A caucus is a separate meeting called by the mediator It is a chance to privately discuss or develop a response to figure out how to proceed or even to let out emotions in private The mediator will meet separately with both the family and the school 8 THE CAUCUS Separate Meeting Opportunity to Privately Discuss Topics Mediator meets separately with both parties WS OF COUPLE MEDIATOR ALONE SR 1 2 SITTING DOWN AT TABLE VO When everyone returned to the room the family and school continued working together MEDIATOR

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/spec_ed_med_vid.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Educating Our Children Together: A Sourcebook for Effective Family-School-Community Partnerships
    family involvement are also recognized Research evidence over the past three decades is cited that demonstrates family involvement significantly contributes to improved outcomes Guidance for schools getting started in family involvement activities is provided with the caveat that not all of the more than 80 promising practices organized into eight cluster strategies included in the sourcebook will work for every school To be most effective school administrators and teachers in consultation with parents and community representatives need to select and or adapt strategies based upon individual schools needs priorities resources student population and community support Strategy 1 Creating a family friendly school environment This strategy describes promising practices for creating a family friendly school environment The importance of assessing the diversity of families represented in the school is emphasized as is the inclusion of family members in planning and guiding the process Guidance is provided on creating a family friendly policy or mission for the school and developing a school environment that is welcoming to all families Promising practices are also described for planning regular events to bring families and school staff together for positive interaction in support of learning Strategy 2 Building a support infrastructure Encouraging family involvement in schools requires the creation of an infrastructure to support these efforts This strategy provides information and describes best practices for developing a family center in the school hiring a family coordinator and insuring ongoing resource commitments to maintain and or expand family involvement activities Strategy 3 Encouraging family involvement Involving parents who represent the diversity of the school population in all aspects of planning implementing and evaluating volunteer activities is essential to developing an active family involvement program This strategy describes a variety of practices utilized by schools to include families in educational activities at all levels of involvement and to recognize and value the many ways that families can contribute volunteer efforts both at home and at school Although these efforts are most effectively coordinated by a full time family coordinator this responsibility may be shared among various school personnel Strategy 4 Developing family friendly communication Family school communication is essential to developing and maintaining an effective family involvement program This strategy describes a variety of practices utilized by schools to convey both positive and negative news with families Some of these practices take school personnel to families in their home communities with neighborhood walks family focus group meetings and home visits Other practices utilize various technology tools to communicate to families in multiple ways Being sensitive to cultural and linguistic differences among families is also important in all school family communication Strategy 5 Supporting family involvement on the homefront One of the keys to supporting homefront family involvement is beginning early in children s education to involve families in meaningful ways Many families will benefit from guidance on developmentally appropriate practices for children and how learning progresses at each stage of development Families can be involved in their children s education a number of ways beyond traditional homework

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/EducatingOurChildren_01.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Mediation
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/mediationfaqs.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Families and Schools: Resolving Disputes through Mediation
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/casestudies.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • sobre la educación especial y los programas de intervención temprana CADRE Resources Página Principal CADRE en Inglés Este sitio es financiado por Este sitio es coordinado por Direction Service CADRE P O Box 51360 Eugene OR 97405 0906 3411 A Willamette Street Eugene OR 97405 5122 541 686 5060 VOZ 541 686 5063 FAX Nombre Apellido Numero de telefono Calle Ciudad Estado Código postal Corréo electronico Agradecemos sus comentarios o

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/contact_esp.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Información sobre CADRE
    la Oficina de Programas de Educación Especial del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos CADRE emplea tanto la tecnología avanzada como medios tradicionales para proporcionar asistencia técnica a los departamentos de educación estatales con el fin de que se apliquen los requerimientos de la mediación bajo IDEA 97 CADRE también apoya a los padres los educadores y los administradores para que se beneficien de toda una serie de opciones

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/quienes_somos.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Guías para Padres Sobre la Resolución de Disputas de IDEA
    Este sitio es coordinado por Direction Service Guías para Padres Sobre la Resolución de Disputas de IDEA Enviar Imprimir Después de la divulgación de unas P R de IDEA Parte B de la Resolución de Disputas de julio de 2013 se le pidió a CADRE que creara un conjunto de recursos complementarios para padres y sus familias En respuesta CADRE desarrolló estas cinco guías para padres con el apoyo de líderes de padres de todo el país Quejas por Escrito sobre Educación Especial de IDEA ante el Estado Mediación de Educación Especial de IDEA Solicitudes de Quejas Audiencias de proceso Legal Debido de Educación Especial de IDEA Reuniones de Resolución de Educación Especial de IDEA Servicio de facilitación para el Programa Individualizado de Educación IEP CADRE está muy agradecido por la revisión y contribución de Myriam Alizo Especialista Bilingüe de Grupos de Padres Red estatal de Defensoría de Padres Sharman Davis Barrett Directora del Proyecto Centro PACER Connie K Hawkins Centro de Asistencia Técnica Directora Ejecutiva del Centro de Asistencia de Niños Excepcionales Liz Healey Directora Ejecutiva Centro de Padres PEAL Jan Serak Co Directora del Centro de Asistencia Tecnica de la Region 4 de Padres Co Directora Ejecutiva FACETS

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/guiaspadresIDEA.cfm (2016-02-09)
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