Office for Dispute Resolution

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The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies to resolve educational disputes for children with special needs.

Three new Hearing Officer Decisions have been added to our website. One of the three new decisions is a gifted case. Lin...
01/10/2024

Three new Hearing Officer Decisions have been added to our website. One of the three new decisions is a gifted case. Link to the Gifted Decisions page here:

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While due process hearings are an important procedural safeguard for parents, there are other resources available, as we...
01/08/2024

While due process hearings are an important procedural safeguard for parents, there are other resources available, as well as options for resolving disputes. This graphic represents options on the dispute resolution continuum. Learn more about the options & resources available to both parents & school staff through ODR on our website or by calling ConsultLine at 1-800-879-2301.


https://odr-pa.org/

CADRE (The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolutions in Special Education) offers helpful resources for educators and f...
01/05/2024

CADRE (The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolutions in Special Education) offers helpful resources for educators and families of children and youth with disabilities. Find dispute resolution guides in over a dozen languages on their website.


https://www.cadreworks.org/

Another facilitation participant (Local Education Agency representative) shares their thoughts.
12/30/2023

Another facilitation participant (Local Education Agency representative) shares their thoughts.

12/26/2023

Our virtual training sessions are free for schools and families. Contact Ashley Smith to learn more at 717-901-2161 or via email at [email protected].

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies

In observance of the holidays, ODR will be closed from December 25 to January 1. During this time, ODR staff will period...
12/22/2023

In observance of the holidays, ODR will be closed from December 25 to January 1. During this time, ODR staff will periodically check the ODR general email address ([email protected]) and the ODR general office number (717-901-2145) for any urgent matters. ODR will re-open at 8:00am on Tuesday, January 2nd.

The Procedural Safeguards Notice describes the rights of a parent of a child with a disability and the procedures that s...
12/21/2023

The Procedural Safeguards Notice describes the rights of a parent of a child with a disability and the procedures that safeguard those rights under state and federal special education law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as “IDEA 2004”.

https://odr-pa.org/due-process/procedures/

12/18/2023

ConsultLine is a toll-free resource to help answer questions that families and advocates may have regarding all aspects of navigating the often-complex landscape of special education and gifted education. Call 1-800-879-3201 or email us at [email protected]

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies

What is a resolution meeting, and how are pre-hearing matters handled? We have helpful videos explaining this in detail ...
12/16/2023

What is a resolution meeting, and how are pre-hearing matters handled? We have helpful videos explaining this in detail on our YouTube Channel. Learn more at a time and pace that is convenient for you.


https://odr-pa.org/due-process/procedures/

Did you know you can request facilitation to incorporate a neutral third party to assist in moving IEP dialogue and goal...
12/12/2023

Did you know you can request facilitation to incorporate a neutral third party to assist in moving IEP dialogue and goal-setting forward? Facilitation has proven to help save time and produce more positive student outcomes. Use our request form to get started.


Request Forms To request one of ODR’s services, please fill out and submit the appropriate form. Due Process Request Form Preschool and School Age Due Process Request form (English – Online Submission) Preschool and School Age Due Process Request form (Español – Online Submission) Infant-Todd...

New Hearing Officer decisions have been posted on our website!
12/12/2023

New Hearing Officer decisions have been posted on our website!

New Hearing Officer Decisions Home Resources New Hearing Officer Decisions New Hearing Officer Decisions Added 11/22/23 28086-22-23: Norwin School District (Eligibility, Free Appropriate Public Education, Compensatory Education) opens PDF file Added 11/20/23 28527-23-24: Downingtown Area School Dist...

Mediation is a voluntary process meant to bring together all parties invested in a child’s education, the school, the st...
12/08/2023

Mediation is a voluntary process meant to bring together all parties invested in a child’s education, the school, the student, and the family, to resolve differences and produce positive outcomes with a trained mediator. Learn more about the different types of mediation on our website.


https://odr-pa.org/types-of-mediation/

12/05/2023

Whether your child is attending preschool or high school, ODR offers resources, IEP/IFSP mediation, facilitation, and due process hearings for all ages and stages in education. For more information, call ConsultLine at 1-800-879-3201.

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies

ConsultLine is staffed by specialists with backgrounds in special education and mental health, and are highly trained in...
11/27/2023

ConsultLine is staffed by specialists with backgrounds in special education and mental health, and are highly trained in relevant education regulations, policies, and procedures.

New Hearing Officer decisions have been posted on our website!
11/22/2023

New Hearing Officer decisions have been posted on our website!

New Hearing Officer Decisions Home Resources New Hearing Officer Decisions New Hearing Officer Decisions Added 11/22/23 28086-22-23: Norwin School District (Eligibility, Free Appropriate Public Education, Compensatory Education) opens PDF file Added 11/20/23 28527-23-24: Downingtown Area School Dist...

A reevaluation is conducted at least every three years unless a child is disabled due to intellectual disability, in whi...
11/21/2023

A reevaluation is conducted at least every three years unless a child is disabled due to intellectual disability, in which case reevaluations are conducted at least every two years. Learn more about reevaluations in this short video.

An overview of the reevaluation process.

🍎 Schools and parent groups! Are you looking to enhance your knowledge on conflict resolution, hearing officers' insight...
11/19/2023

🍎 Schools and parent groups! Are you looking to enhance your knowledge on conflict resolution, hearing officers' insights, or other ODR services? Explore our training sessions. Together, we can make a difference! 🤝


https://odr-pa.org/trainings/

11/13/2023

ConsultLine is a direct helpline for family members and advocates of school age children with disabilities. Our specialists can explain laws and procedural safeguards related to special education in PA as well as provide connections to other support services. Call 1-800-879-2301 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays or email [email protected]

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies

People are talking about their experiences with our mediators and facilitators.
11/10/2023

People are talking about their experiences with our mediators and facilitators.

11/07/2023

Seeking to resolve disputes with your child's school? We offer families several alternatives to due process hearings. From ConsutlLine to trainings, mediation, and facilitation, we have resources to help. Learn more on our website or call ConsultLine - 1-800-879-2301. 📚🏫


https://odr-pa.org/

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies

Yes, attorneys can participate in the mediation process for special education students. Get answers to more commonly ask...
11/03/2023

Yes, attorneys can participate in the mediation process for special education students. Get answers to more commonly asked questions about attorney involvement in the process.



https://odr-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/Attorney-Participation-Mediation-FAQ.pdf

We offer free training for schools and parent groups on ODR services, hearing officer presentations, and conflict resolu...
11/01/2023

We offer free training for schools and parent groups on ODR services, hearing officer presentations, and conflict resolution skills.

https://odr-pa.org/trainings/

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6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA
17112

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

+18002223353

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