ODR Training Videos

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Due Process Hearing Videos

Hearing Officer Video Series

This video series provides an overview of what to expect if you are involved in a special education due process hearing. The first video addresses prehearing matters, the second video discusses preparing for the hearing, and the third and fourth videos talk about the hearing itself.


Prehearing Matters


Preparing for the Hearing


During the Hearing


Understanding and Participating in the Hearing

Mock Due Process

This video is currently under revision

Mediation Videos

The Mediation Process

Explores the components of mediation through a mock mediation. This video explains the benefits of this early resolution process.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Videos

IEP Facilitation

This video explains the IEP facilitation process, including how to request, what to expect, how you can prepare, and the benefits of IEP facilitation.


Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field provides multiple perspectives on the value of IEP Facilitation as an early conflict resolution tool.


Resolution Meetings

Learn what to expect at a Resolution Meeting.





Resolution Meeting Facilitation

This video was developed to answer questions and provide information regarding Resolution Meeting Facilitation, a voluntary option available through ODR to parents and local education agencies when a due process hearing has been initiated.

Two Guys

General Information Videos

Procedural Safeguards Video – Series of 6 videos

The intent of this brief video series is to promote basic understanding and to address frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania’s Procedural Safeguards Notice. This information does not consider all aspects of the matters addressed nor is it legal advice, which the Office for Dispute Resolution cannot provide.


General Information


Independent Educational Evaluations


Confidentiality Information


Pendency: The Child’s Placement Pending Mediation and Due Process


Discipline Issues


Revoking Consent for Special Education

ConsultLine Video

Learn how ConsultLine can help parents and advocates of children with disabilities.

Consult Line Video

A Tale of Two Conversations

The following two part video demonstrates how communication skills can alter a conversation.  The first video shows an example of two people having a difficult conversation using poor communication skills. The second video shows how the same conversation can be conducted in a way that leads to significantly enhanced communication.


Productive Conversation


Unproductive Conversation