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CADRE - The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education


CADRE's major emphasis is on encouraging the use of mediation, facilitation, and other collaborative processes as strategies for resolving disagreements between parents and schools about children's educational programs and support services. CADRE supports parents, educators, administrators, attorneys and advocates to benefit from the full continuum of dispute resolution options that can prevent and resolve conflict and ultimately lead to informed partnerships that focus on results for children and youth. (A Spanish version of the website is available.)


Collaboration Dispute Resolution Family Engagement Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parent/Family State/National Organizations