III. Special Needs Planning and Disability Law

Online Resources

III. Special Needs Planning and Disability Law

A. Blogs

Mental Disability Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog
A special education legal resource discussing case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.

Social Security Disability Blog

B. Web Sites

Improving Chronic Illness Care
The Improving Chronic Illness Care website, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is dedicated to transforming the health care system so that the quality of care provided to Americans who suffer from diabetes, depression and other chronic conditions is improved by providing caregivers with guidelines, specialty expertise and information systems.

Academy of Special Needs Planners
The purpose of the Academy of Special Needs Planners is to assist special needs attorneys in providing the highest quality service and advice to individuals with special needs and to their families. In addition to providing its member attorneys with up-to-date information on legal developments nationwide and a forum for exchanging best practices, the Academy provides information to consumers through the Academy’s consumer website, Special Needs Answers:

The Achieving Independence Website
The Dale Law Firm sponsors the Achieving Independence Website as a service to assist persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible, free from abuse and neglect.

IV. Mediation

A. General

Online organization which allows people to locate and contact a mediator in their area. Also provides articles on mediation.

National Association for Community Mediation
Membership organization for community mediation centers and community mediators offers a newsletter, referrals, and a Community Mediation Directory.

Association for Conflict Resolution 
A professional organization for all types of dispute resolvers in all areas of practice. Sponsors conferences, publishes SPIDR News, and strives to improve the practice of dispute resolution. Makes no referrals, but sells a membership directory.

The Conflict Resolution Information Source 

Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT)
The ISCT was founded in 1999 to study and promote understanding of conflict and intervention processes from the transformative perspective.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

Mediation Channel
This award-winning blog delivers news, musings, tips, and information on alternative dispute resolution and people-focused innovations in the practice of law.

B. Guardianship Mediation

Center for Guardianship Certification
NGA is an association of individuals and organizations providing guardianship services. Strives to strengthen the quality of guardianship and related services through networking, education, and legislative influence.

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

C. Elder Mediation

The New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM)
NJAPM is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to fostering excellence in the field of mediation; promoting mediation by accredited mediators as the preferred method of conflict resolution; providing mediation education to the public, the government and the professions; accrediting professional mediators; and protecting the public through Standards of Conduct.

Elder Decisions

A company of mediators in Massachusetts which provides private mediation services to seniors and their families.

The Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG)
TCSG is private non-profit organization specializing in research and advocacy issues related to law and aging.

D. Divorce Mediation>

Peace Talks Mediation Services
Peace Talks Mediation Services, Inc., teams lawyers and therapists as mediators to help couples resolve divorce and custody issues in a sane, sensible and fair way at a reasonable cost.

Divorce Net

DivorceNet is the Internet’s largest divorce resource, offering state-specific articles, an online community and a nationwide directory of divorce lawyers, mediators and financial professionals.

E. Blogs

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

ADR Law Professors Blog
The ADR Law Professors Blog intends to provide useful, timely, and insightful commentary about developments in the field of alternative dispute resolution.


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