i just contacted the mich Special Education mediation program. it is a federally funded program that acts as an unbias third party. i just felt that difficult child's situation of working in a small conference room with-an aid for most of the day for the next 4 1/2 wks will have to do for now but i want things resolved now as to what is going to happen next yr. i don't want to be scrambling come the end of aug trying to find an opening in a program somewhere else. so have you used mediation before? was this the right thing to do? i haven't asked the school what they plan for next yr as they are waiting on the possible county program to be approved still(the vote last weds was not a vote but a 'lets look into it' and the sup emailed me today that it is still 'viable').