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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

SBCSELPA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a collaborative and cost-effective process for resolving special education compliance disputes between parents/guardians, adult students, school districts/LEAs, and other agencies.   


ADR follows a three-level process that may include the assistance of a third party SBCSELPA ADR Cadre Member or the SBCSELPA Executive Director if disputes cannot be resolved at the local level first.  


Upon request, a trained SBCSELPA ADR Cadre Member can facilitate an IEP or non-IEP meeting to resolve the issue in dispute.


Please contact the SBCSELPA or your school district/LEA special education director to initiate a request for ADR.

Phone: 805-683-1424


Link to Districts/LEAs for contact information