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  • Voices from the Field: Jim Gerl
    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 Voices from the Field Jim Gerl Email this Print this Jim Gerl is a special education law consultant is licensed to practice law in West Virginia Illinois and the District of Columbia and is the author of the award winning Special Education Law Blog He has spoken on special education law topics at numerous state regional and national conferences and is a regular faculty member for the conferences of the National Association of Hearing Officials Jim has trained hearing officers from all states and works with a number of state departments of education Clip 1 You ve had extensive experience with due process hearings as a hearings officer as a trainer as a consultant As you think about all of your experience is there particular advice that you have for hearing officers Clip 2 Are

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  • Voices from the Field: Jo Anne Pool Blades
    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 Voices from the Field Jo Anne Pool Blades Email this Print this J o Anne Blades has been Program Manager for the Special Education Resolution Center since its inception in 2005 SERC was created by contract between the Oklahoma State Department of Education and Oklahoma State University to manage the programs for due process and mediation in special education for the state of Oklahoma With 17 years of experience in teaching children she began practicing law in primarily educational matters and served as a Special Consultant to the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth regarding special education and Section 504 issues The interviews below were conducted in 2010 as part of CADRE s Exemplar Initiative Clip 1 Tell me what have you learned during your last six years working in Oklahoma in dispute resolution Clip 2 For almost two years now you CADRE and three other states have been exploring the nature of dispute resolution systems How has that experience affected your thinking Clip 3 How have you engaged with the Parent Training and Information Centers in your state What has been the benefit of these efforts Clip 4 Oklahoma makes extensive use of facilitators in resolution meetings What has been your experience with resolution meeting facilitation Clip 5 Oklahoma made some

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  • Voices from the Field: Jody Manning
    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 Voices from the Field Jody Manning Email this Print this Jody Manning has been with PACER Center for 8 years where she currently serves as the Parent Training and Information Center Coordinator She presents workshops to parents and professionals on a variety of topics coordinates a number of projects including dropout prevention and works individually with parents of children with special needs to help them understand how to advocate on behalf of their children Jody studied Nursing a nd psychology and worked in the fields of nursing and social services prior to her work as an Advocate She is the proud parent of her son with special needs who is currently

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  • Voices from the Field: Kerry Smith
    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 Voices from the Field Kerry Smith Email this Print this Kerry Voss Smith is the Director of the Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution which provides the resources for parents and educators to resolve special education disputes In addition to due process and mediation services ODR also offers IEP and Resolution Meeting Facilitation ConsultLine a parent helpline and communication and conflict resolution skills training Kerry was employed by the Department of Education s Office of Chief Counsel for two years prior to ODR where she spent the majority of her time handling federal special education litigation The interviews below were conducted in 2010 as part of CADRE s Exemplar Initiative Clip 1 What is the one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you began your job Clip 2 For almost two years now you CADRE and three other states have been exploring the nature of dispute resolution systems How has that experience affected your thinking Clip 3 How have you engaged with the Parent Training and Information Centers in your state What has been the benefit of these efforts Clip 4 Your state is very committed to stakeholder training Tell us about your work in that

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  • Voices from the Field: Nissan Bar-Lev
    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 Voices from the Field Nissan Bar Lev Email this Print this Nissan Bar Lev is the Director of Special Education for Cooperative Educational Service Agency 7 a consortium of 38 school districts and is one of 3 partners in the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System He serves on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services and co chairs the Special Projects Committee Nissan is a member of the national Council of Administrators of Special Education Board of Directors a member of the Wisconsin PBIS Advisory Council and is also a member of the National IDEA Partnership Creating Agreement team Clip 1 As much as any special education director I ve ever met you recognize the value that comes from collaboration with parent leaders and other

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  • Voices from the Field: Patricia McGinnis
    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 Voices from the Field Patricia McGinnis Email this Print this Patricia McGinnis holds a degree in education from the University of Minnesota and has over twenty years of teaching experience She has been the Coordinator of the Minnesota Department of Education s Special Education Mediation Service since 2001 assuring access to the federally required mediation process and Minnesota s facilitated IEP meetings In addition she is a statewide trainer of leaders in special education on communication due process and facilitation of IEP meetings and presents to parents advocates the Minnesota s State Bar Association county social workers professors graduate students and others on conflict management impasse strategies and Minnesota s dispute resolution options Ms McGinnis is a qualified neutral on the Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 and mediates divorce and post divorce conflict Clip 1 As you think about your career with Minnesota s Special Education Mediation Services and your years of work in dispute resolution are there lessons that you ve learned that have been partiuclarly important Clip 2 IEP IFSP meetings represent critical opportunities for us to develop a shared vision about how a child s needs can best be met Do you have advice about how those opportunities can be optimally taken advantage of Clip 3 Minnesota encourages the involvement of parent advocates in mediation What are

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  • Voices from the Field: Patricia Williams
    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 Voices from the Field Patricia Williams Email this Print this Patricia Williams is a consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction who works in the area of special education procedural compliance She is the coordinator for the State IDEA complaint process and is the liaison to the Due Process Hearing System Patricia is a former WDPI liaison to the WI Special Education Mediation System She served as one of the CADRE Exemplar Wisconsin Coordinators for development of the Wisconsin Exemplar Profile development The interviews below were conducted in 2010 as part of CADRE s Exemplar Initiative Clip 1 What is the one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you began your job Clip 2 Wisconsin s stakeholder council is a national model for stakeholder involvement How has Wisconsin benefited from active stakeholder

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  • Voices from the Field: Tracy Mueller
    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 Voices from the Field Tracy Mueller Email this Print this Tracy Gershwin Mueller is an Associate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the special education licensure program and coordinates the Intervention Specialist MA program Tracy specializes in interventions for children and youth with challenging behaviors family school partnerships and alternative dispute resolution in special education Tracy is also a trained mediator Clip 1 You ve done a lot of work around positive parent engagement Are there strategies advice that you would offer about how we can create and really sustain positive home school relationships Clip 2 From your research are

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