Resolve your dispute and avoid stressful and costly impartial hearings. Request mediation to discuss your child’s services, evaluations, classification, and behavior supports. Mediation is also a safe space to address related issues, like communication and trust. Our mediators support both parents and schools to address their differences and come up with creative solutions.
We will contact the parties to arrange a mediation session at a date and time convenient to all. Agreements reached in Special Education Mediation are binding, and the child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) must be updated to reflect the terms of the agreement.
Restorative justice (RJ) is a more effective approach to discipline than detention or suspension. RJ includes everyone affected by or involved in a school incident. It offers an opportunity for the impact of the incident to be discussed, for the students at fault to take responsibility and make amends, and for anyone harmed to have a voice in how to make things right. Contact us to request assistance with a school-related incident. We will coordinate with the school to arrange their participation along with others involved.
We also work with groups in schools that are having challenges. We can do a group mediation that promotes dialogue and decision-making. We can also provide training for your school.
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“[New York Peace Institute instructors] are mediation rockstars. They created a safe, engaging workspace. I know I will use these skills in my daily work life.”
The New York Peace Institute helps me deliver lasting justice fo my community—reaching agreements, in a safe, calm and rational manner, with both parties satisfied.