The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) is committed to seek out and offer varying alternative dispute resolution activities and options for constituents.  ODR understands the importance of due process; however there are several steps that can be taken prior to filing for a due process hearing in an attempt to reach a resolution.  The alternative dispute resolution options that ODR offers have shown to be successful in helping parties reach an agreement.

ODR Services Outcome Card

ODR’s Service/Outcome Card is intended to provide a better understanding of the alternative dispute resolution options and the possible outcomes of each process.

ODR Services Outcome Card

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IEP Facilitation:

A voluntary process that can be used when all parties to an IEP meeting agree that the presence of a neutral third party would help facilitate communication and the successful drafting of the student’s IEP.

Resolution Meeting Facilitation:

A voluntary process during a Resolution Meeting where a trained facilitator works with both parties to resolve disagreements, which could eliminate the need to move forward with due process.