IEP Due Process 101: Filing, Mediation, and the Hearing

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Apr. 22, 2022Updated Nov. 9, 2022
In this two-part series, we sat down with Dina C. Kaplan, a special education attorney at Vanaman German LLP, and Chris Arroyo, Los Angeles Regional Office Manager for the California State Council for Developmental Disabilities, to talk about the process of resolving educational disagreements. In the first installment, we discuss how to sign an IEP when you disagree with all or part of it, what due process entails, and the available options to help you resolve the dispute. Here, we look at how to file for due process, what happens during mediation, and how to prepare for a due process hearing.

Filing for due process in special education

Resolution meeting

Formal mediation to address IEP disputes

What will happen at your mediation meeting?

The due process hearing

Pre-hearing conference

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Overview

Filing for due process in special education

Resolution meeting

Formal mediation to address IEP disputes

What will happen at your mediation meeting?

The due process hearing

Pre-hearing conference

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