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It's hard to know what a judge will do sometimes, honestly. My thought is that in this case, especially if you can provide documentation from his therapist that he cannot travel long distance as well as pe rhaps something from his therapist recommending reunification, that is where a judge would lean. Mediation only works if the parties can cooperate and communicate and understand that they will each have to come to some sort of compromise --that doesn't sound possible here. And even though a judge could order limited parenting time -say, supervised visits 1 day a week for 3 hours at a time to start --after this long apart, it's hard to know how that visitation will go, and then he has to account for your son's special needs.