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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:17


IDEA requires school systems to have procedures to make mediation available to parents and public agencies to resolve a dispute involving any matter arising under Part B, including matters arising prior to the filing of a due process complaint. Read more about mediation in this guide from CPIR.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:07

Five Options, 1-2-3

This article from CPIR provides an overview of the informal and formal approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve disputes.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 20:59

Informal Approaches to Resolving Disputes

In all cases where the family and school disagree, it is important for both sides to first discuss their concerns and try to compromise. There are several, relatively informal ways in which parents and school staff might attempt to work out disagreements regarding a child’s special education program. Two of these are to review the child’s IEP and hold a facilitated IEP meeting. This resource page will tell you a bit more about each of these approaches.

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A key to a student's success in school is a strong partnership between parents and school professionals. Positive and productive communication skills are vital in building and maintaining a successful partnership. Good communication skills are one of the many informal approaches in successfully resolving an issue affecting a student’s special education and related services.

If informal approaches don't result in agreement on what represents an appropriate education for a student, the Individuals with Disability Education Act, (IDEA) provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute. IDEA's options for resolving disputes allow the partners to work together ensuring students with a disability have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

This live webinar, Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution, provides a review of the importance of positive and productive communication skills in building strong partnerships. Participants will be presented an overview of each of the formal dispute resolution options available through the IDEA; focusing on the benefits of each option and the process to request the dispute resolution option in ND.


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The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) works to increase the nation's capacity to effectively resolve special education disputes, reducing the use of expensive adversarial processes.

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