The Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System helps parents and schools work together to resolve disputes about special education.
We do not provide legal advice or advocacy for either parents or districts, and we do not mediate 504 plan disputes.

What is CADRE?

CADRE, (Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution) is the national center on dispute resolution and is funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. CADRE uses advanced technology, as well as traditional means to provide technical assistance to state agencies on implementation of the mediation requirements under IDEA 2004. CADRE also supports parents, service providers, educators and administrators to benefit from the full continuum of dispute resolution options.  These options can help prevent and resolve conflict and can ultimately lead to informed partnerships that focus on results for children and youth.

Link to CADRE

    Contact WSEMS

    888-298-3857 (Toll Free Voice)
    608-283-9106 (Fax)

    PO Box 829
    Madison WI 53701-0829