- ADR Brochure
- ADR Brochure – Spanish
- Request for Alternative Dispute Resolution - English
- Request for ADR – Spanish – Word Document
- Request for ADR – Spanish – PDF
How Do I Start the Process?
Contact the Marin County SELPA at 415.499.5850 and ask to speak to the ADR Coordinator.
The SELPA ADR Coordinator listens to your concerns, helps you identify your interests and identifies a process to help, coordinates meetings, and monitors ADR Activities.
The SELPA staff is available to conference with parents or district staff to intervene early, offer suggestions, and resolve concerns.
Facilitated IEP Meetings
A formal IEP meeting facilitated by a neutral facilitator enables the IEP team to build relationships, focus on the IEP content and the student, honor time limits and the IEP process, and work towards a resolution by the IEP team.
Dispute Resolution Sessions
The ADR Coordinator schedules a session that brings the disputing parties together to reach a mutually satisfying agreement with the guidance of a trained impartial mediator. The session allows both parties to listen and express their point of view.
The mediator will help the parties try to find a solution that is acceptable to both parties. The parties decide whether or not the dispute is settled. When an agreement is reached, the specifics are put in writing and signed by all parties to signify the commitment of both parties to uphold the resolution.
If an agreement is not reached, either party may file for Due Process.