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Citation:  Educational Equity Compliance Office, Los Angeles Unified School District, n.d. “Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Fast Track to Resolving California Department of Education (CDE) Special Education Compliance Complaints?” (brochure). Los Angeles, CA:Educational Equity Compliance Office.


Description:  This brochure, developed by Los Angeles Unified School District, outlines three options to resolve CDE Special Education Compliance Complaints.  ADR is described as a "fast track" to resolution (within 20 days) versus the CDE process that takes approximately 60 days to resolve.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “Reuniones de Resolución de Educación Especial de IDEA Guía para padres de niños y adolescentes (de 3 a 21 años de edad).” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/ResolutionMeetingParentGuide_FINAL_10.24.14.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This is a guide written in Spanish for families to help them have a better understanding of resolution meetings, which is one of the ways in which special education disputes can be resolved.


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Citation: California Department of Education. 2016. “Parents’ Rights: A Brief Summary of Procedural Safeguards.” http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/qa/pssummary.asp (accessed January 3, 2017).


Resource Description: This webpage summarizes parental rights in special education for the State of California.


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Citation: Taylor, M. 2013. “Overview of Special Education in California.”  Sacramento, CA: California Legislative Analyst’s Office. http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2013/edu/special-ed-primer/special-ed-primer-010313.pdf (accessed January 5, 2016).


Resource Description: This comprehensive document is an overview of special education services including what services are offered, where the funds come from, and how special education is organized in California.


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Citation: California Department of Education. 2009. Notice of Procedural Safeguards. http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/qa/pseng.asp (accessed August 20, 2016).


Resource Description: This is the California Department of Education’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Special Education Rights of Parents and Children under the IDEA and the California Education Code.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “Mediación de Educación Especial de IDEA Guía para padres de niños y adolescentes (de 3 a 21 años de edad).” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/Mediation%20Parent%20Guide_FINAL_10.24.14.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This is a booklet (in Spanish) for parents and family members. It provides an overview of the mediation process along with information on the benefits of mediation and what parents need to know to prepare for mediation.


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Citation: Feinberg, E., P. Moses, A. Engiles, A. Whitehouse, A., and M. Peter. 2014. “In the Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings When Parent Are In Conflict.” Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/CADRE_Best%20Interests%20of%20Child_FEB2014.pdf (accessed January 5, 2016).


Resource Description: This document offers information about preventative and responsive strategies for working as IEP teams when challenges arise. It focuses on the best interest of the child and building relationships.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “IDEA Special Education Written State Complaints: A Guide for Parents of Children and Youth.” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/WritenStateComplaintsParentGuide_FINAL_10.24.14.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This booklet, for parents and families, provides a comprehensive overview of the state complaint process.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “IDEA Special Education Resolution Meetings: A Guide for Parents of Children and Youth.” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/ResolutionMeetingParentGuide_FINAL_10.24.14.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This is a guide written for families to help them have a better understanding of resolution meetings, which is one of the ways in which special education disputes can be resolved.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “IDEA Special Education Mediation: A Guide for Parents of Children and Youth.” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/Mediation%20Parent%20Guide_FINAL_10.24.14.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This is a booklet for parents and family members. It provides an overview of the mediation process along with information on the benefits of mediation and what parents need to know to prepare for mediation.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “IDEA Special Education Due Process Complaints/Hearing Requests: A Guide for Parents of Children and Youth.” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/DueProcessParentGuide_FINAL_10.24.14_0.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This booklet gives parents and families a comprehensive overview of the due process complaint and hearing process.


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Citation: California Department of Education. 2016. California Parent Organizations. http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/qa/caprntorg.asp (accessed January 5, 2016).


Resource Description: This webpage provides a variety of information to parents regarding IEPs and resources. This particular page offers information for Parent Training and Information Centers in their area.


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Citation: Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of General Services. 2016. “Attorney Advocate List.” Sacramento, CA: California Department of General Services. https://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SE/Attorney%20Advocate%20List.pdf (accessed January 5, 2016).


Resource Description: This is a list that the Office of Administrative Hearings is required to provide to parents of low or no cost advocates and attorneys.


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Citation: Marin County SELPA. n.d. “Acronyms in Special Education”.  Marin County SELPA http://marinselpa.org/acronyms-in-special-education/ (accessed August 20, 2016).


Resource Description: This webpage provides detailed information for parents on all of the acronyms used in special education.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “
Solicitudes de Quejas/Audiencias de proceso Legal Debido de Educación Especial de IDEA Incluyendo solicitudes de audiencias expeditas: Guía para padres de niños y adolescentes (de 3 a 21 años de edad).” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/DueProcessParentGuide_FINAL_10.24.14_0.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This booklet (in Spanish) gives parents and families a comprehensive overview of the due process complaint and hearing process.


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Citation: Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education. 2014. “Quejas por Escrito sobre Educación Especial de IDEA ante el Estado Guía para padres de niños y adolescentes (de 3 a 21 años de edad).” http://www.cadreworks.org/sites/default/files/resources/WritenStateComplaintsParentGuide_FINAL_10.24.14.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This booklet (in Spanish), for parents and families, provides a comprehensive overview of the state complaint process


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