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Special Education Mediation Toolkit (PEATC)


This Special Education Mediation Toolkit is a guide for helping parents in Virginia understand the Special Education Mediation Process for Dispute Resolution.

Mediation is a dispute resolution process that can be less adversarial than filing an administrative special education complaint or filing for a due process hearing. Mediation is a tool that parents can use if they believe that their rights or their child’s rights have been violated under federal or state special education laws and regulations and they would like to seek a solution jointly with the school division.




Dispute Resolution Family Engagement Individualized Education Program (IEP) Parent/Family