The Office for Dispute Resolution provides technical assistance to parents who are preparing to participate in mediation and/or represent themselves in a due process hearing. ODR’s Parent Engagement Project has merged with the Special Education ConsultLine to provide this service. Trained specialists will answer procedural questions to help parents understand the mechanics of mediation as well as various procedures involved in preparing for a due process hearing, such as how to prepare exhibits (ordering and numbering) and other information contained in ODR’s Parent Guide.
ODR’s approach to serving parents is based on effective parent engagement practices. Specialists do not provide advocacy or legal advice.
ODR also provides training to parent organizations about ODR services and dispute resolution options.
Contact ODR for parent engagement technical assistance:
Toll-Free: 800-222-3353, option 6