Specialized Matters

Mediation Matters also provides specialized mediation and arbitration services in partnership with various New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) and NYS government agencies. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION MEDIATION

In partnership with NYSDRA and the NYS Education Department, this program addresses disputes involving school districts and the parents/guardians of a child with a disability. The dispute can involve the identification, evaluation, educational placement or the provision of a free and appropriate education for the child.

VESID MEDIATION

In partnership with NYSDRA, this program addresses issues raised by those receiving NYS Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.

EARLY INTERVENTION MEDIATION

In partnership with NYSDRA and the NYS Department of Health, this program addresses issues raised by the parents/guardians of those receiving early childhood intervention services.

AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION

In partnership with NYSDRA and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the program addresses concerns of those affected by USDA actions such as farm loans, wetland determinations and rural water loan programs. Additionally, this program helps farm families resolve family and community disputes.

  • Loans or Debts
  • Neighbor Complaints
  • Small Claims
  • Labor Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Custody and Parenting Plans
  • Farm Business Plans and Succession
  • USDA Appeals