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A Tale of Two Conversations

A Tale of Two Conversations is a two-part video, originally developed by the Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution , showing actors playing a parent of a child with a disability and a school administrator. The meeting was requested by the parent and takes place in the administrator’s office...

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Guiding Principles of Collaborative Advocacy

CADRE's Guiding Principles of Collaborative Advocacy combines highly effective communication strategies, facilitative behaviors, interest-based problem solving skills, and most importantly, a collaborative approach to empowering students with disabilities, their families, and other advocates for the...

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IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides and Companion Videos

Following OSEP’s release of a Q&A on IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution in July 2013, CADRE was asked to create a set of companion resources for parents and families. In response, CADRE developed six parent guides and a process comparison chart with the support of parent leaders from across the country...

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IDEA Early Intervention Family Guides and Companion Videos

These four family guides are designed to explain the dispute resolution options under Part C of the IDEA: mediation, written state complaints and the due process complaint and hearing procedures specific to families with infants or toddlers with disabilities (Birth through Age 2). The companion...

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Navigating Intra-Family Conflict

The importance of early intervention services (EIS) in improving outcomes for children with developmental delays or disabilities is well-established, as is the impact on the child’s development of having stable, supporting, safe and responsive adults. While conflict is a normal and natural part of...

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Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child's School

This brochure offers specific communication skills that may be helpful to parents as they develop and maintain partnerships with their child's school. This document was originally published in May 2004 and developed in partnership with the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities...

Working Together Series

The Working Together Series includes five interactive self-directed courses. These courses provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict. Anyone supporting children or youth with disabilities may benefit from this series, however, the setting in...

System Improvement

Conflict Engagement for Individualized Education Program Team Members

In this powerful, brief article, Greg Abel's presents key insights he gleaned through years of experience in education. He invites readers to recognize their opportunity to engage conflicts constructively, always for the benefit of children. He notes, "Effective and intentional conflict engagement practices have the potential to build trust, build social capital, increase the possibilities for innovation and creativity, and improve the capacity to address complex challenges. We can learn to leverage conflict to better serve the needs of the children, youth, and families we serve." Abell closes with "essentials for effectively engaging conflict":
mutual purpose/mutual benefit
moving forward
dealing with imperfection
long-term perspective

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Cultural & Linguistic Competence Assessment for Dispute Resolution Systems

Introduction Dispute resolution systems must be culturally and linguistically competent to meet the interests and needs of diverse populations residing in the United States, territories, and tribal nations. This self-assessment tool can be useful in determining the level of cultural and linguistic...

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Improving Your System

Learn more about the important characteristics of a well-functioning dispute resolution system and explore the numerous system improvement resources, including DR system self-assessments and action planning tools, questions for consideration, state examples and more.

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Lead Agency Dispute Resolution Coordination & Leadership

Whether you are new to your Early Intervention Dispute Resolution (DR) coordination and leadership role or not, you may find the content housed in this online suite of resources especially helpful in the administration of the required Part C IDEA DR processes, as well as the implementation of other...

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SEA Dispute Resolution Coordination & Leadership

Whether you are new to your Dispute Resolution (DR) coordination and leadership role or not, you may find the content housed in this online suite of resources helpful in the administration of the required IDEA DR processes, as well as the implementation of other prevention and early resolution...

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SPP/APR Data Resources

Access National and State Dispute Resolution Data, Data Tools, and other data resources.