The Center for Accord is a nonprofit organization providing services to parents and school personnel internationally in areas related to collaboration and conflict resolution in special education. Services include training and facilitation of resolution meetings related to impending due process requests (not facilitation of IEP meetings).
MA, BA, and Mediation Certificates
Special Education and Conflict Resolution Experience
A list of training topics and recent audiences appears at www.4accord.com. Training is provided for school professionals and/or for parents in conflict prevention in special education. Training is also provided for parents in strengthening the parenting team while facing the common challenges of raising children with special needs. National publications include: "A Guide to Collaboration for IEP Teams" (Brookes Publishing, 2004) and "Strengthening Relationships When Our Children Have Special Needs" (Future Horizons, 2004) - available in Spanish as "Fortaleciendo Relaciones Cuando Nuestros Niños Tienen Necesidades Especiales" (Future Horizons, 2005). I also provide training in Spanish.