ODR Training Videos

Due Process Hearing Videos

Hearing Officer Video Series

This video series provides an overview of what to expect if you are involved in a special education due process hearing. The first video addresses prehearing matters, the second video discusses preparing for the hearing, and the third and fourth videos talk about the hearing itself.

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Prehearing Matters

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Preparing for the Hearing

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During the Hearing

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Understanding and Participating in the Hearing

Hearing Officer Biographies

Learn more about the ODR Hearing Officers.

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Attorney William F. Culleton, Jr.

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Brian Jason Ford

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Attorney Jake McElligott

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Attorney Cathy A. Skidmore

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Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D.

Mock Due Process

This 2-part video shows what to expect at a due process hearing to assist participants preparing for due process. View the documents referenced in the Mock Due Process Videos on the Due Process: Overview page.

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Mock Due Process Part 1

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Mock Due Process Part 2

Motion Practice in Due Process Hearing

Discusses topics such as: What is a motion? How to file a motion? How does a HO respond to a motion request? What is a sufficiency challenge? How to amend a complaint? The information provided will assist participants preparing for due process.

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Mediation Videos

The Mediation Process

Explores the components of mediation through a mock mediation. This video explains the benefits of this early resolution process.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Videos

IEP Facilitation

This video explains the IEP facilitation process, including how to request, what to expect, how you can prepare, and the benefits of IEP facilitation.

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Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field provides multiple perspectives on the value of IEP Facilitation as an early conflict resolution tool.

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Resolution Meetings

Learn what to expect at a Resolution Meeting.

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English

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Spanish

Resolution Meeting Facilitation

This video was developed to answer questions and provide information regarding Resolution Meeting Facilitation, a voluntary option available through ODR to parents and local education agencies when a due process hearing has been initiated.

General Information Videos

Procedural Safeguards Video – Series of 6 videos

The intent of this brief video series is to promote basic understanding and to address frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania’s Procedural Safeguards Notice. This information does not consider all aspects of the matters addressed nor is it legal advice, which the Office for Dispute Resolution cannot provide.

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General Information

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Independent Educational Evaluations

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Confidentiality Information

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Pendency: The Child's Placement Pending Mediation and Due Process

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Discipline Issues

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Revoking Consent for Special Education

ConsultLine Video

Learn how ConsultLine can help parents and advocates of children with disabilities.

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Introduction to Special Education Law

This video answers basic questions on special education procedures and issues such as evaluations, the IEP process, eligibility, and the resolution process for disagreements.

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A Tale of Two Conversations

The following two part video demonstrates how communication skills can alter a conversation.  The first video shows an example of two people having a difficult conversation using poor communication skills. The second video shows how the same conversation can be conducted in a way that leads to significantly enhanced communication.

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Productive Conversation

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Unproductive Conversation