Parent University


What is Special Education Mediation and How Can It Help My Student

Facilitators - Special Education Director Harmonee Costello and Child and Family Services
Monday, January 25th, 2021, 5:30pm -6:30pm

Special education mediation is a process where a neutral, third party mediator/facilitator meets with parents, school administration/staff to resolve concerns about the educational needs of students receiving or eligible for special education services.  The mediator/facilitator guides the conversation and makes sure that the focus is kept on the student and the student's needs. Everyone is allowed to express their concerns and the mediator/facilitator helps the participants focus on reaching solutions that everyone can agree to so that the educational needs of the student are met, and there can be open communication between all the participants.

This class is presented by Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan. We help individuals, families, youth, businesses and organizations resolve conflict through a variety of methods, including mediation, facilitation, restorative practices and training.


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