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ERIC Number: ED450542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Conflict Resolution in Special Education and Section 504 through Mediation. Mediators Manual [and] School Information.
Copenhaver, John
This manual is designed to familiarize mediators with the mediation process and what will occur during a mediation session. Information is provided on the following topics: (1) mediation in special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (2) advantages of mediation; (3) the no-cost requirements of mediation; (4) requesting mediation; (5) agreeing to mediate; (6) appointment of a mediator; (7) the mediation process; (8) qualifications of a mediator); (9) the role of the mediator; (10) the role of parents and the school; (11) the role of legal counsel; (12) preparing for a mediation session; (13) participants in the mediation session; (14) the length of mediation; and (15) the mediation session. The manual discusses impartiality, confidentiality, and suspension of mediation. It also includes sample forms for agreeing to mediation and a booklet on conflict resolution for schools. (CR)
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Utah State University, 1780 North Research Parkway, Suite 112, Logan, UT 84341; Tel: 435-752-0238; Tel: 435-753-9750 (TTY); Fax: 435-753-9750; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)