We have a variety of resources for parents of children who receive special education and gifted education services, including information on what the law says, your rights, and options for resolving disagreements.Read More
Evaluative Conciliation Conference (ECC)
Learn more about this new pilot program, which could help resolve special education disputes without the need for a due process hearing.Read More
ODR Request Forms
Access ODR Request Forms in one location. ODR provides several forms for parents, school districts, intermediate units and other agencies to request the various services of ODR.Read More
The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for parents and educational agencies to resolve educational disputes for children served by the early intervention system, students who are gifted (or thought to be gifted), and students with disabilities (or thought to have disabilities). Pennsylvania has been named an Exemplary Dispute Resolution System in Special Education by the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education(CADRE).
In 2009, the Bureau of Special Education and the Office for Dispute Resolution solicited stakeholder groups to self select representatives to sit on the newly constituted ODR Stakeholder Council.