Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Breaking: OSEP Issues New Guidance on Dispute Resolution
The federal Office of Special Education Programs, an arm of the US Department of Education, has issued new guidance on dispute resolution in special education. The new guidance includes extended questions and answers on mediation, state complaints, due process hearings, resolution sessions, and expedited due process hearings.
I will be attending OSEP's IDEA Leadership Conference, which will include a session on the new dispute resolution guidance, next week. We will have more posts on the new guidance as the conference proceeds.
In the meantime, the memo and the extensive question and answer documents are available on the CADRE website here. If you work in this area, you should review these documents