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  • TOP TIPS for State Dispute Resolution System Managers
    Training Resources Video Resources Dispute Resolution in Special Education Exemplar Collection Resources and guidance that illuminate and promote exemplary approaches to the design implementation and improvement of dispute resolution systems Exemplar Home State System Profile Resource Showcase Videos Other Resources TOP TIPS for State Dispute Resolution System Managers Email this Print this Following an extensive review CADRE identified four States with exemplary dispute resolution systems In September 2009 CADRE brought

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  • CADRE Exemplar Video Resources
    can be viewed below by clicking on the images double click videos to view larger image in YouTube What is the one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you began your job Wilson IA Williams WI Smith PA Blades OK 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 Wilson IA Smith PA Blades OK How have you engaged with the Parent Training and Information Centers in your state What has been the benefit of these efforts Smith PA Blades OK Your state is very committed to stakeholder training Tell us about your work in that area and the effect that it s having Wilson IA Smith PA Iowa has made a big investment in resolution facilitators Can you tell us about the AEA Resolution Process and how it is working Wilson IA Oklahoma makes extensive use of facilitators in resolution meetings What has been your experience with resolution meeting facilitation Blades OK Wisconsin s stakeholder council is a national model for stakeholder involvement How has Wisconsin benefitted from active stakeholder participation Williams WI Pennsylvania has worked to respond to Part C disagreements within your dispute resolution system What activities related to Part C outreach and service delivery has been particularly productive Smith PA Wisconsin s Special Education Mediation Services WSEMS is a model for bringing together three distinct perspectives It produces high mediation use and agreement rates Tell us a bit more about WSEMS and the partnerships it represents Williams WI Iowa uses a Shepherd to monitor implementation of dispute resolution agreements and fine tune when the parties agree it s necessary Tell us a bit more about this function and how it works Wilson IA

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  • CADRE Exemplar Collection – Other Resources
    implementation and improvement of dispute resolution systems Exemplar Home State System Profile Resource Showcase Videos Other Resources CADRE Exemplar Collection Other Resources Email this Print this CADRE s Exemplar Initiative Identifying Profiling and Showcasing Resources from High Performing State Special Education and Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Systems CADRE s Exemplar Initiative Fundamental Attributes of Exemplary State Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems CADRE s Attributes of Exemplary Systems TOP TIPS for

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  • Exemplar Process Definitions
    resolution systems Exemplar Home State System Profile Resource Showcase Videos Other Resources Exemplar Process Definitions System wide Resources found here are relevant to multiple dispute resolution processes address elements of several options or otherwise relate to a state s dispute resolution system as a whole Features of a System wide process that may contribute to the practice being effective A Vision Mission for the DR System Ongoing organizational commitment to

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  • Exemplar Process Definitions
    interest in the prevention and early resolution of special education disagreements Fundamental to this collaboration is the belief that training and technical assistance is more effective when there is meaningful stakeholder involvement The Workgroup developed a basic presentation including skill building activities with the purpose of reaching and informing the widest possible network of people A key aspect of Creating Agreement is that the training is delivered by and to blended audiences that represent different stakeholder perspectives The information is disseminated into a variety of professional and parent networks and presented to organizations where early dispute resolution is an important issue Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are among a number of states that have adopted Creating Agreement as the model for participant and stakeholder training RESPECT 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 This goal is based on the theory that the power of an IEP team to produce results that will meet student educator and family needs is rooted in the quality of the relationships among team members Moreover the quality of the relationships is dependent to a large extent on the way team members work collaboratively to bridge differences An additional goal is to help IEP team members meaningfully resolve differences at the earliest possible level in order to sharply reduce the need for other dispute resolution processes including preappeal conferences mediations and due process hearings Features of a Participant Stakeholder Training process that may

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  • Exemplar Process Definitions
    Consultant often initiates conversations with the parent s and representatives of the LEA or AEA to identify local resources and explore opportunities for early resolution Montana s Early Assistance Program The Legal Services and Special Education Divisions of the Office of Public Instruction OPI in Montana have instituted the Early Assistance Program EAP This program is designed to provide technical assistance to parents school districts and advocacy organizations regarding the delivery of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities The intent of the EAP program is to intervene prior to or at the time of filing a complaint with OPI Their philosophy is to resolve issues amicably and thereby prevent costly legal entanglements wherever possible Experience has informed the Office that given the opportunity to discuss the issues at hand in a less formidable and confrontational venue both parents and schools can reach agreement without undermining the relationships necessary to ensure the smooth delivery of special education services to children and youth with disabilities At this intervention point the EAP will gather information pertinent to the situation from parents schools and others who are involved with the issue and attempt to resolve the problem within 15 school days With permission from the parents EAP may exceed 15 days Pennsylvania s ConsultLine The Pennsylvania Office of Dispute Resolution s ODR ConsultLine is a toll free information helpline for parents and advocates It is staffed by four ODR ConsultLine specialists including one bilingual specialist who answer questions and provide information about special education programs and the laws governing them Because ConsultLine serves as the primary system access point for dissatisfied parents a significant ongoing investment is made in building the capacity of ConsultLine Service Coordinators to capably respond to parent concerns When responding to a message they make three attempts

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  • Exemplar Process Definitions
    options may be used The assistance of an AEA Resolution Facilitator is also encouraged for resolution meetings held following a hearing request Each AEA has a designated person known as the AEA Resolution Facilitator Coordinator RFC who assigns a Resolution Facilitator RF when a request for this process is received The AEA RFC also provides an important interface with school personnel and local providers The RF is usually an employee of an AEA who is not involved with the child s education and has received mediation training although a mediator from the state roster may be requested The AEAs can also do an exchange with other AEA Resolution Facilitators The local AEA provides these services at no cost to parents or educators Resolution Facilitators have at least an Introductory Mediation Training and AEAs designate further on going training Pennsylvania s IEP Facilitation Program Pennsylvania s Office of Dispute Resolution ODR has been providing IEP facilitation services to interested constituents free of charge using State mediators since the initial pilot in October 2004 IEP facilitators are not decision makers or IEP team members rather they are third party neutrals who do not advocate for or provide technical assistance to either party IEP facilitators focus on the dynamics of the meeting to ensure that participants interact respectfully perspectives of all of the participants are heard and participants focus on the issues at hand and future actions The IEP facilitator assists in creating an atmosphere for effective communication and the successful drafting of an IEP for the student IEP teams interested in IEP facilitation submit a completed and signed request form to ODR at least two weeks prior to the IEP meeting As with any IEP meeting the facilitated IEP meeting is scheduled by the school at a time and place that is

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  • Exemplar Process Definitions
    required under federal law as an opportunity for families and schools to resolve issues raised in a due process complaint in a less formal process and setting While this process occurs at the local level and is the responsibility of LEAs to convene State Education Agencies have the ultimate responsibility for this process under the general supervision requirements and are required to ensure that the process meets the statutory and regulatory requirements Oklahoma s Facilitated Resolution Meeting System Oklahoma is an example of a state contracting with an institution of higher learning to manage and provide special education dispute resolution services The Special Education Resolution Center SERC housed at Oklahoma State University provides special education mediators available to serve as facilitators for resolution sessions with a goal of at least half the resolution sessions being facilitated These facilitators are available if both the parents and school district request a third party neutral and the parents have signed a release of confidential information form SERC contacts the parties to arrange a time and location for the session The facilitator s role is to ensure that the parties have an opportunity for equal participation in a structured setting while adequately addressing the

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