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Advocate Academy
Helping Families Prepare for
Mediation and Resolution Sessions

Conducted on November 19, 2008

Jane R. Wettach, Esq.

Jane R. Wettach
Jane R. Wettach

Jane R. Wettach
is a Clinical Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Director of the Law School's Children's Law Clinic. The Children's Law Clinic operates as a community law office, staffed by supervised law students, offering free legal services to low-income children and their families in cases involving special education, school discipline, school enrollment, Supplemental Security Income, and other miscellaneous matters.

Prof. Wettach also teaches Education Law. Prior to teaching at Duke Law School, Prof. Wettach was an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina. She earned both her law degree and her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is a frequent speaker on issues involving the educational rights of children, especially children with disabilities.

Webinar Archive and Materials

Webinar Archive*: This is the recording of the live Webinar conducted on November 19, 2008. The recording is 1 hr, 32 minutes in length. You can start, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind the recording using the controls on the ReadyTalk player. (Note: Playing the archive requires FLASH Player to be installed on your computer.)

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation Handout*: This is the Handout for the Webinar presentation on Helping Families Prepare for Mediation and Resolution Sessions. (PDF, 13 pgs.)

Mediation and Resolution Session Flowchart*: This is the Flowchart for Mediation and Resolution Session (also found at the end of the Presentation Handout) (PDF, 1 pg.)


IDEA 2004 Close Up: Resolving Disagreements Between Parents and Schools (The Advocacy Institute)

IDEA Dispute Resolution Process Comparison Chart (CADRE)

Resolution Meetings: A Guide for Parents (CADRE and The Alliance)

Special Education Mediation: A Guide for Parents (CADRE and The Alliance)

Procedural Safeguards: Options for Dispute Resolution (NICHCY ~ Module 18)

Questions and Answers On Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures For Parents and Children With Disabilities (USED)

* PLEASE NOTE: These materials are for the exclusive use of purchasers of Advocate Academy Webinar live events and archives. Please do not distribute or provide others with access to these materials. Thank you.

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