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Resolving Disputes & Parents' Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution (2008) (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


Special education disputes are better resolved at the local level, if possible. Parents and school administrators are encouraged to work together to come to an understanding of mutual concerns and come to an agreement in the best interest of children with disabilities. VDOE offers several resolution options to disputes.


After High School All Disabilities Dispute Resolution Early Intervention Elementary High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Middle School Parent/Family Preschool State Laws