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Special Education: Conflict Resolution Resources

CADRE – Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education
CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution, encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs. This website provides information on conflict resolution in education.

Complaint Investigation Information from Illinois State Board of Education
Information from ISBE on the Complaint Investigation process.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.

Due Process Information from Illinois State Board of Education
Due process is an appeal process for parents to resolve issues with school districts about their child’s IEP.

Mediation Services Information from Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois’ mediation service is designed as a means of resolving disagreements regarding special education services, placement and related services to children enrolled in Illinois public schools.

State Sponsored IEP Faciliation – Illinois State Board of Education
IEP facilitation is a process that helps foster effective communication between parents and districts as they develop a mutually acceptable Individualized Education Program (IEP)