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When should I move to facilitation?

If your IEP team has been meeting for a student’s IEP and is having trouble working together through some key issues, it may be time for Special Education Facilitation. While there may be many issues in conflict, the team should be ready and willing to work together, keep open minds, and hear the other party. Facilitation is intended to prevent disputes, so if you are having concerns about the IEP process, do not hesitate to check with CDE’s ADR Specialist about whether facilitation might improve your team’s collaboration. If the IEP team relationships have deteriorated to the point that team members are no longer willing to listen and participate in good faith discussions with the help of a professional facilitator, it may be time for the parties to explore other dispute resolution options.