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.

Who pays for mediation?

Mediation is a free process for both parents and schools if they use the services of a mediator on the WSEMS list. The WSEMS pays the mediators with grant funds from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. However, participants in the system must pay for their own attorney’s fees, if any.

    Contact WSEMS

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

    PO Box 829
    Madison WI 53701-0829