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  • A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and their Families - Report From President's Commission on Excellence on Special Education Released
    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 A New Era Revitalizing Special Education for Children and their Families Report From President s Commission on Excellence on Special Education Released Commission on Excellence Email this Print this On October 3 2001 President George Bush established a Commission on Excellence in Special Education to collect information and study issues related to Federal State and local special education programs with the goal of recommending policies for improving the education performance of students with disabilities President Bush charged the Commission with studying issues related to federal state and local special education programs in order to improve the educational performance of students with disabilities The Commission held 13 open hearings and meetings across the country At those meetings and hearings the members heard from 109 expert witnesses and more than 175 parents teachers students

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  • Audio: CADRE Presents At SPIDR
    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 Audio CADRE Presents At SPIDR Greg Abell Marshall Peter Eva Soeka Grace D Alo Email this Print this Greg Abell Marshall Peter Eva Soeka Grace D Alo CADRE Providing National ADR Technical Support for Special Education Disputes was presented by a panel of national leaders at The Society Of Professionals in Dispute Resolution SPIDR 27th Annual Conference that was held in Baltimore Joining CADRE Director Marshall Peter were Greg Abell Partner Sound Options Group

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/spidr.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • Beyond Mediation Dialogue Guide
    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 Beyond Mediation Dialogue Guide Email this Print this In collaboration with CADRE the IDEA Partnership has developed a Dialogue Guide on the important topic of dispute resolution Using CADRE s work on early and innovative dispute resolution processes the Partnership has developed both an Executive Summary of CADRE s document Beyond Mediation Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education and a Dialogue Starter for Dispute Resolution Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders families practitioners professional associations professors policymakers legislators in States and districts These packages make new use of dependable and publicly available information thus reducing the need to produce new papers Each Guide circulates a common set of source materials and suggested procedures for involving various audiences in States and districts

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  • Beyond Mediation: Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education
    Design Training 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 Beyond Mediation Strategies For Appropriate Early Dispute Resolution In Special Education Edward Feinberg Ph D Jonathan Beyer J D Philip Moses M A Forward by Judy Schrag Ed D Email this Print this This briefing paper describes some of the causes of special education conflict and then explores the range of conflict management approaches being pioneered by state education agencies and school districts

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/beyond_med2002.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • CADRE and JAMS Foundation Present: Voices from the Field
    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 CADRE and JAMS Foundation Present Voices from the Field Email this Print this During the Fifth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education with support from the JAMS Foundation CADRE s Director Marshall Peter conducted interviews with ten different representatives from the field of dispute resolution and special education The interviews encompass a wide range of topics including thoughts on mediation IEP facilitation hearing officer training and evaluation and stakeholder engagement Also included on this page are links to interviews CADRE conducted with our four Exemplar States The videos are organized below alphabetically Please click on the photo or link to view the selection of excerpts from the interviews Greg Abell Principal Sound Options Group LLC Diana MTK Autin Executive Co Director NEPACT Region 1 PTAC at the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network Nissan Bar Lev Director of

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/interviewvideos.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • CADRE Technical Assistance to States: Dispute Resolution System Integration and Performance Enhancement (DR SIPE)
    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 CADRE Technical Assistance to States Dispute Resolution System Integration and Performance Enhancement DR SIPE Email this Print this CADRE works with states to coordinate and improve their dispute resolution system using a systematic data guided process for managing and improving dispute resolution programs and practices The process identifies what is working well where problems exist and how states might most productively invest improvement resources and effort Once promising strategies have been determined states can use their own action planning formats to specify implementation details drawing on expertise and information from CADRE about system management and dispute resolution practices CADRE welcomes participation individually or in multi state sessions by states interested in

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/walter.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • CADRE: Concept Paper: Alternative Dispute Resolution
    effective 8 it is clear that all 8 see the value of dedicating staff to this specific purpose Given the observation that the cost of litigating a single due process hearing is 35 50 000 resolving only one such case through ADR financially justifies the state s investment More importantly local solutions lead to more expedient service for individuals with disabilities and help to maintain relationships between parents and school district personnel a positive influence in reducing the number of repeat filings Another common thread involves the use of ADR teams to assist in the resolution of disputes Typically these teams are regional in nature with membership composed of people from outside the LEA in dispute The effective 8 report the importance of being perceived as being impartial by disputing parties The effective 8 also report the importance of having process and content expertise on ADR teams Impartiality and Expertise Trust These data reflect the use and importance of parent volunteers and that the quality of volunteers was a key to ADR success Quality of ADR team participants both volunteer and professional is promoted by effective training that includes listening skills ADR methodology and state and federal law A Model for Success Although the ADR survey was a limited inquiry of grant recipients it is clear that there are common elements present in effective programs that may not be consistently present in areas where programs have not developed to date It is likely that there are other factors common to the effective 8 that are not evident in the survey results simply because the survey did not ask the right questions A deeper conversation with representatives from the effective 8 could surface other key factors to successful implementation It is also clear from a review of grant recipients who do not report effective programs that a one time 5 000 grant was inadequate support in itself if ADR implementation as opposed to mere awareness was the goal The data supports the need for a larger long term system of support to ensure ADR program implementation Research on effective implementation emphasizes the need for training on any new innovation to include theory modeling guided practice and ongoing sustained support Clearly a new model must include comprehensive training that incorporates all of these components It is SED s intent to provide new sites with a total of three years of funding in an effort to support new site implementation in a comprehensive manner The current design calls for one year of planning grant support 5 7000 range followed by two years of more substantial funding Implementation funding will need to be sufficient to support quality training program advertisement local awareness activities participation in mentoring activities including an annual statewide ADR conference and infrastructure to facilitate local dispute resolution data collection which will be standardized across the state for all ADR sites Currently where any local data is collected definitions and methodology vary substantially Standardized data collection will allow for meaningful program evaluation

    Original URL path: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/adrpaper.cfm (2016-02-09)
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  • CADRE's Exemplar Initiative: Identifying, Profiling & Showcasing State Resources from High-Performing Special Education & Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Systems
    utilize materials that are being successfully used elsewhere The framework of the Resource Showcase is based on two conceptual models the CADRE Continuum and DR SIPE both of which have evolved over the last decade and represent CADRE s best thinking about the organization of capable special education and early intervention dispute resolution systems and the delivery of effective dispute resolution processes The CADRE Continuum a model which organizes dispute prevention and resolution processes from the earliest stages of conflict management preventive processes all the way through early facilitative processes to more formal procedural or legal actions runs across the top axis of the Resource Showcase States typically deliver some non required processes in addition to the processes that are required by IDEA but no single state offers all the processes that are found in the continuum DR SIPE Dispute Resolution System Integration and Performance Enhancement an assessment and improvement tool that CADRE has used in the delivery of intensive technical assistance to states runs along the left side of the Resource Showcase DR SIPE identifies four system functions that are critical to the successful operation of a dispute resolution system Oversight Professional Standards Training and Technical Assistance Awareness and Outreach and Evaluation By combining these two models 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 match the user s interests For each Continuum process and each DR SIPE function definitions that include features and elements related to

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