What are my legal rights to the procedural safeguards under IDEA?
Mediation can be requested for any special education and early intervention dispute at any time. Since mediation is voluntary, both parties must agree to its use. Due process hearings, the state complaint process, and the courts always remain available. The use of a neutral facilitator during IFSP or IEPT meetings is not governed by IDEA 2004, but remains voluntary and is based on the consent of the parties.