Heather Kennedy

Heather Kennedy

Heather Kennedy is a Grad student at California State University Dominguez hills studying Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding. She graduates in May 2021. She is a certified Rhode Island & California Mediator.  She has specialized in conflict with and within the disability community through mediation and advocacy for the last two decades. This includes disability & crisis conflict in families, employment, and education. 

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Articles and Video:

Special Education In a Pandemic: A Legal and Guideline Summary for Mediators and Conflict Resolution Practitioners (12/11/20)
This paper helps Conflict Resolution Practitioners update their expertise by summarizing current federal legal guidelines, laws and regulations, and expectations from Public Authorities, during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The paper also reviews the expectations and rights of State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, and parents or guardians of children with disabilities during this unprecedented time.

Creating Accessible Mediation (10/09/20)
This paper summarizes legal and ethical reasons for accessible meditations and provides a summary of how to accomplish this goal.

Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners (07/16/20)
This paper discusses the emphasis of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the field of ADA and Disability Discrimination and then provides a more detailed review of recent Title I and Title III cases.