Parent Resource Library
An information help line is available for parents to answer questions about their child’s special education program. Call ConsultLine today at 800-879-2301. A variety of resources can also be found in the “For Parents” section.Read More
Due Process Hearing Officer Position
The Office for Dispute Resolution in Harrisburg, PA is soliciting resumes for individuals interested in serving as a full-time impartial special education due process hearing officer under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Please refer to for additional details and to apply click Read More. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.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.