SPECIAL EDUCATION MEDIATION

 RSCCM provides Special Education mediation, facilitation and
training at no cost for area schools and residents through the Special
Education Mediation (SEMS). These services are federally funded through the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act and paid for by a grant from the Michigan Office of Special
Education.

  • SEMS provides services in the earliest stages of intervention and educational planning and beyond: 

 

  • Outreach. The more people know about facilitation and mediation services, the more they can benefit from them. Presentations can be made around the state, supported by materials that explain the benefits of collaborative methods. 

 

  • For more information please call 833-KIDS1ST or 833-543-7178 or visit:  https://www.mikids1st.org. Requests for services are processed through the SEMS central office with local service delivery coordinated with RSCCM. 

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Meeting Facilitation. Facilitation can help the parties develop the best intervention plan 

or educational program for the circumstances. A neutral facilitator helps the participants 

work through communication issues so the participants can focus on and resolve the 

issues. 

Mediation. Mediation aids the parties in resolving disputes that may arise between 

families of students with disabilities and schools. Mediation is voluntary and confidential. 

The neutral mediator fosters a cooperative discussion. The parties alone make the 

final decisions. A successful mediation can result in a written, signed agreement that can 

be incorporated into an IFSP or IEP. 

Training. Learning collaborative communication and dispute resolution techniques can 

make parents, educators, and service providers more effective in planning and decision 

making. Workshops can be adapted to the needs of organizations, staff, or parent groups. 

Outreach. The more people know about facilitation and mediation services, the more 

they can benefit from them. Presentations can be made around the state, supported by 

materials that explain the benefits of collaborative methods. 

 

 

In need of mediation in your school to help with your child's special needs? Have an event you would like us to present at about the opportunities we offer? Fill out the form below to get in contact!  

Or call 833-KIDS-1ST (833-543-7178) for more information!

 

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Contact Us

516 S. Creyts Rd. Suite A Lansing, MI 48917 mediate@rsccm.org  |  Tel: 517. 485. 2274

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