1. What is the purpose of an ADR session? The goal of an ADR session is to support IEP teams when all efforts to resolve a dispute have been exhausted. The decisions for the child are always best made by the individuals that are familiar with the child’s needs.  However, when the IEP team is unable to resolve the issues, an ADR between the District and family may be necessary. 


    1. How do I request an ADR session? Contact your District Special Ed Director for information regarding the ADR process. You may alternatively contact Dr. Scott Turner, Executive Director, to discuss ADR further or request assistance in facilitating ADR at 626-966-1679
    1. Who participates in an ADR session? You may bring a support person to assist you during the meeting. Remember that the ADR session is voluntary and intended to be a collaborative, problem- solving opportunity. District participants may include but are not limited to Directors, Coordinators, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, School Administrator, and/or Education Specialists. All ADR participants should be ready to work with each other in an efficient and respectful manner. 
    1. May I audio-record the ADR session? The session is confidential and may not be recorded. It is an opportunity for the participants to express their concerns and freely exchange dialogue regarding the issues in a safe and confidential manner.  You may be asked to sign a confidentiality document prior to attending the ADR session in an effort to encourage open and transparent communication between all parties, without the concern of that information being used in future proceedings.