The ADR Coaches are diverse, skilled individuals, with experience to assist Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to effectively mitigate educational disputes related to students within the special education setting. The ADR Coaches were selected through an application process through the former ADRCal project, reviewed by a committee made up of ADR Community of Practice members, and they are recommended by one or more LEA or SELPA Administrators. They are independent contractors that negotiate their own contracts with educational organizations. Programs interested in working with a coach would review their Areas of Expertise and bio information below to identify a good match, then contact those coaches directly.Some ways SELPAs and LEAs might work with an ADR Coach:
- Provide Participant and Stakeholder Training in ADR Practices and Strategies
- Assist School Personnel with Managing Disagreement
- Train Staff to Participate in Facilitated IEPs
- Conduct Facilitated IEPs
- Assist in the Development of ADR Program or Continuum of Services
- Train Parents to Participate in ADR Processes
- Support Virtual ADR Meetings
- Facilitate ADR Meetings
- Brainstorm how to Engage with Underserved and Diverse Families
Click on the coach's photo or name to learn more, or hover over the green Areas of Expertise boxes to see the topics that the coach specializes in.
Please note: The coaches are not employees or contractors of the California Department of Education or Seeds of Partnership.