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Individuals with disabilities may need special education and employment services and accommodations. Schools and workplaces are required to provide for equity and inclusion, as well as assure human, legal and civil rights.


Appropriate planning, communication, academics, and activities


Staff and family relations, roles and responsibilities, accommodations


Training opportunities, access, and advancement


Roles, responsibilities, relationships, supervision, advancement & training, ADA rights and regulations compliance


We all want to work and learn where we feel comfortable, appreciated, supported and productive. However, challenging situations and relationships are often found in schools and workplaces.  Changing leadership, organization, resources and visions can make for tense situations and relationships.Especially where people work in teams, misunderstandings and limited discussion about roles and responsibilities can complicate communication between people and undermine cooperation and productivity.

Our ability to manage educational and employment matters impacts health and general satisfaction with our lives.  In addition to affecting those people directly involved, families, entire departments and organizations can experience the negative impact of stressful conflicts and disputes. 

Constructive responses to conflict discuss and provide fair and equitable solutions with respect, fairness, and justice. Community Dispute Resolution Centers can help people address issues that affect the way they interact with each other, where conflicts are addressed and resolved peacefully, where people learn how to have difficult conversations with positive results. 

Individual employees, employers, students and staff members can have a conversation with each other



Distanced Couple

Where professionally trained mediators help people discuss their concerns and differences in difficult decisions, situations, and relationships. During mediation sessions, people are encouraged to raise issues, express perspectives, share interests, discuss options, and develop their own solutions. As a result of mediation, people are better able to understand and cooperate with each other, and when possible, reach an agreement on how to move forward and resolve their issue(s).



Where professionally trained coaches help people understand their conflict, express their concerns, and consider their options in difficult conversations, decisions, and situations. In one-on-one conflict coaching sessions, individuals can gain perspective about their situations and relationships. Conflict coaching is useful to prepare for mediation, circles and conferences, to help people identify their interests, issues and responses.


Lover's Shadows

Where professionally trained facilitators convene people involved by a situation or relationship for meeting together to develop community, identify shared or different needs, plan for changes, or address harm. In these meetings people are encouraged to build connections, share how they are affected by how things are, and explore ways to go forward. During circles and conferences, everyone included has opportunities to express their perspectives, discuss the situation and choose how they want to address their issues to best meet their concerns.



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