The Resolution Process

September 2012 This information in Spanish | Esta información en español IDEA now requires that school systems convene a resolution meeting within 15 days of receiving notice that a parent has filed a due process complaint and before the school system initiates the due process hearing hearing. The resolution process became part of IDEA in its most recent amendments (2004).  The purpose of the resolution meeting is for parents to discuss … [Read more...]

The Resolution Process, in Detail

September 2012This information in Spanish | Esta información en españolMany approaches exist for resolving disputes, including the formal one to be discussed now—the resolution meeting. The resolution process is a key change in IDEA, added in its 2004 reauthorization. What IDEA requires is straightforward:  The LEA must convene a resolution meeting when a parent files a due process complaint. Its purpose is to give the parties the opportunity … [Read more...]

IDEA’s Regulations on the Resolution Process

IDEA's regulations describing the resolution process are found at §300.510. Word for word, and in their entirety, these regulations are: __________________________________ §300.510 Resolution process. (a) Resolution meeting. (1) Within 15 days of receiving notice of the parent’s due process complaint, and prior to the initiation of a due process hearing under §300.511, the LEA must convene a meeting with the parent and the relevant member … [Read more...]

Indicator 18 | Hearing Requests Resolved by Resolution Sessions

Updated, April 2013IDEA wisely includes multiple mechanisms that families and schools can use to resolve disputes associated with the education of children with disabilities. These include: written State complaints, mediation, due process complaints, resolution meetings, and due process hearings.Indicator 18, shown in bold below, deals with hearing requests that are resolved by "resolution sessions." Indicators 16, 17, and 19 address other methods … [Read more...]

Module 18: Options for Dispute Resolution

February 2008 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in English and in Spanish Author Lisa Pagano Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education with special thanks to... Marshall Peter, Dick Zeller, Philip Moses, and John Reiman CADRE | Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education __________________________ Module 18 is all about IDEA's mechanisms for resolving disputes between … [Read more...]

Preparing for Special Education Mediation and Resolution Sessions: A Guide for Families and Advocates

The Advocacy Institute partnered with the Children's Law Clinic at Duke Law School to develop this guide for families and advocates on preparing for mediations and resolution sessions.http://www.advocacyinstitute.org/resources/Preparing.for.SpEd.Mediation.Resolution.Sessions.pdf … [Read more...]

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