Preparing for special education mediation and resolution sessions: A guide for families & advocates

Preparing for special education mediation and resolution sessions: A guide for families & advocates

28-page PDF document created, “to contribute to better outcomes for children with special needs. Through a collection of articles, this guide seeks to provide families and advocates with an array of information that will equip them to make the most of the new and expanded dispute resolution options offered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As the nation’s special education law has evolved, Congress has consistently sought to provide new ways to encourage informal and speedy resolution of problems … This guide provides a comprehensive article on preparing for special education mediation and resolution sessions, including tips for both families and advocates. A flowchart of mediation and resolution session supports the understanding of how these two processes work and intersect. For additional insight, it provides both an interview with a seasoned special education mediator and a summary of a study that sought to identify the factors that contribute to parent-school conflict. Finally, it offers communication tips for building strong partnerships and additional resources for locating further information.”

  • Format: pdf
  • Publisher: Advocacy Institute, Duke University School of Law The Children’s Law Clinic
  • Resource Release Date: 01/01/2009
  • Topics: Administrator Resources, Negotiation Skills Training, and Problem-Solving
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