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Bringing Schools and Parents Together
What is Special Education Mediation?
Special education mediation is a resource for parents of children with disabilities and school representatives to work out differences in a collaborative way.
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process facilitated by a qualified, impartial mediator. It provides a safe space where parents and schools are empowered to develop agreements focused on the best interest of the child.
Special education mediation can be used to address disputes related to the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for a student with a disability.
Issues that can be brought to mediation include, but are not limited to:
Mediation can be used when a conflict has already escalated, as a precursor, or alternative, to the Impartial Hearing process. The sooner an issue is brought to the mediation table, the better the outcome for all involved - most importantly the student.
Benefits of Special Education Mediation
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