Specifications include, but are not limited to: Eligible applicants to contract as independent mediators
for special education dispute resolution under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The ALSDE will maintain
a list of individuals who are qualified mediators, who are also knowledgeable in laws and regulations relating to the provision of special
education and related services. Qualified mediators may also be called on to mediate cases for students who are gifted and talented.