Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a process for resolving conflicts.
What is ADR?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is a process for resolving conflicts. ADR helps parents, educators, and service providers develop productive relationships focused on the student's needs by resolving concerns related to early intervention and special education. ADR uses communication, collaboration, negotiation, and mediation to produce an agreement that meets the interests of the parties involved.
Resolutions of differences are best achieved by those who know and work with the child, understand the child’s needs, and are knowledgeable about programs and IDEA. The ADR process allows all involved to be creative and design solutions collaboratively, thus increasing satisfaction with the process and the outcomes.