What We Do

What We Do

WSEMS is responsible for:

  • Maintaining, supporting, and improving the WSEMS to ensure statewide availability of a high quality system of mediation and facilitation to parents and educators for resolving disputes in special education.
    • Coordinating case intake, screening, and referral.
    • Explaining the process and benefits of mediation to parties.
    • Providing training and technical support for the mediators.
  • Modeling collaboration and promoting awareness about the WSEMS and early dispute resolution options.
    • Offering training in Wisconsin and nationwide about WSEMS and the stakeholders’ based model, mediation and early conflict resolution for parents, schools and others.
    • Developing awareness about mediation, the WSEMS, and early conflict resolution through dissemination of materials in English and Spanish.
    • Maintaining this website at: https://www.wsems.us
  • Collecting, evaluating, and disseminating data, including the identifying of trends and the effectiveness of the WSEMS.