CADRE creates products and delivers services that are high quality, relevant, and useful to the field of dispute resolution in special education and early intervention.

2018-2019 State and National IDEA Dispute Resolution Data Now Available: Visit CADRE’s data resources to find updated national and state data summaries, as well as Trends in Dispute Resolution under the IDEA.   

Due Process Hearing and Written State Complaint Activity for COVID-19 Issues: A Six-Month Snapshot, Perry A. Zirkel and Natalie E. Jones: The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide a snapshot of the DPH and WSC activity specific to COVID-19 issues based on a state-by-state survey at the approximate six-month point of the pandemic.

IDEA Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Family Guide Videos: Developed as companion videos for CADRE's IDEA Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Family Guides, these videos can be used to further explain the dispute resolution processes as dictated in the mediation, written state complaints, and due process family guides.



Equity & Access is home of the American Consortium for Equity in Education and publishes the AC&E Journal.  Equity and Access works to ensure opportunity for every learner in the country.



The IDEA Data Center (IDC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA Part B data.

Data Collection Disruption:  How Prepared Are You?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected life in unimaginable ways.  The idea of wearing a face mask out in public or needing to social distance was unheard of just 12 months ago.  COVID-19 has forced us as a society to take a closer look at our daily lives and the reasons why we do the things we do.



The primary mission of the National Center on Deaf-Blindness  is to support state deaf-blind projects as they assist educators, agencies, and organizations to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to help children with deaf-blindness learn, access the general education curriculum, and successfully transition to adult life.

The National Deaf-Blind Child Count, published annually by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), provides data on children identified with deaf-blindness in the U.S., aged birth through 21. The data includes state-by-state and national data on demographics and other characteristics of this population. The 2019 report has just been published. 

The data is collected by each state deaf-blind project in the U.S., as well as projects funded in the Pacific Trust territories, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. It is compiled and reported by NCDB. The report is used to inform technical assistance, personnel preparation, scholarship, and research related to deaf-blindness in children and youth.




The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) is a multiyear cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) (2019-2024). NCSI plays a major role in helping states achieve a national vision of Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) for special education programs.



Removing Barriers to Effective Distance Learning by Applying the High-Leverage Practices

Panelists will discuss the common barriers students experience with distance learning and offer practical strategies and resources highlighted in this special issues brief released by the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI): Removing Barriers to Effective Distance Learning by Applying the High-Leverage Practices.





The PROGRESS Center (which stands for Promoting Rigorous Outcomes and Growth by Redesigning Educational Services for Students With Disabilities Center) provides information, resources, tools, and technical assistance services to support local educators and leaders (kindergarten through transition age) in developing and implementing high-quality educational programs that ensure students with disabilities have access to free appropriate public education (FAPE) which allows them to make progress and meet challenging goals, consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (2017).

Path to Progress - Moving Beyond Compliance




Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. Special Olympics is helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools: A Year in Review

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®

This year has certainly been one for the books! While difficult in many ways, we at Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (SOUCS) have been so amazed at the resilience and creativity of educators, students, and families across the country. It was – and still is – the goal of SOUCS to grow and adapt with the ever-changing education climate and provide support and resources to our students and educators. From leaning in to the initial shift to online and distance learning back in the spring with our Distance Learning Landing Page, ensuring productive discussions of racial equality with the Inclusion for All toolkit, to supporting the “new normal” of distance learning of all types with the Unified Classroom monthly lessons and materials – Unified Champion Schools is here for you. We hope you continue to stay connected with us in the new year and keep up with our newest initiatives by checking in at