Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Support
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a process for resolving conflicts.
What is ADR?
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.
ADR is Voluntary
ADR meetings are voluntary and based on both parties' desire to reach a satisfactory and equitable agreement.
ADR is Confidential
When both District and Families agree, the conversations that occur during an ADR session remain confidential. Confidential conversations foster open and honest student-centered communication for the purpose of resolving concerns.
ADR Preserves Relationships
The ADR process is designed to help parents, educators, and service providers develop productive relationships focused on the student’s needs by resolving concerns at the earliest possible level within a safe, collaborative, and supportive environment.
ADR Respects the Dignity of Individuals
All participants are given equal opportunity to be heard and to ask questions. All participants' perspectives are respected and considered equally without judgement.
ADR Creates Mutually-Satisfying Solutions
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.
For more information about our Resolution Education Support Team and general information, contact Sheila Contreras - Office Specialist II at (909) 476-6135.Thank you, R.E.S.T