Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
San Mateo County SELPA Alternative Dispute Resolution process in place. ADR is an informal process for resolving conflicts. It is a process that respects the dignity of individuals while using communication, collaboration, negotiation and mediation to the meet the interests of the parties involved.
San Mateo County SELPA has the following ADR Options:
Parties come back together to an IEP with additional information to discuss issues that remain unresolved. A SELPA representative may be invited to attend.
A trained, neutral third party, usually a SELPA staff member, works with disputing parties to structure the IEP and facilitates the meeting.
If you are interested in the ADR process contact your local school district and tell them that you would like to participate in the SELPA ADR process. If you would like more information on the process you may contact the SELPA office at (650) 802-5462.
San Mateo County Office of Education
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