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.
A fresh look at special education law-mostly in understandable English. Jim Gerl is a consultant for a state and local education agencies, he writes regulations and he speaks on special ed law topics. He has presented at many national and regional conferences, and he has trained, evaluated, coached and mentored hearing officers, mediators and complaint investigators from every state. He's also a due process hearing officer and mediator for a number of states. Contact email@example.com