From CADRE, this chart makes it easy for parents to compare the different approaches to dispute resolution that are available to them: IEP facilitation, mediation, resolution meeting, written state complaint, due process complaint/hearing request, and expedited hearing request & resolution meeting. These options are compared across many different dimensions, including but not limited to:

  • how the dispute options differ;
  • when to use one versus another;
  • who initiates each process;
  • outcomes or desired results of each;
  • benefits and considerations;
  • who pays for the process; and
  • many other dimensions.

The chart is available in both English and Spanish, and black-and-white version is also available. Find all at:
http://www.cadreworks.org/resources/cadre-materials/quick-guide-special-education-dispute-resolution-processes-parents