What is CADRE?
CADRE, (Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution) is the national center on dispute resolution and is funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. CADRE uses advanced technology, as well as traditional means to provide technical assistance to state agencies on implementation of the mediation requirements under IDEA 2004. CADRE also supports parents, service providers, educators and administrators to benefit from the full continuum of dispute resolution options. These options can help prevent and resolve conflict and can ultimately lead to informed partnerships that focus on results for children and youth.