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.
Writing to: WSEMS, P.O. Box 829, Madison, WI 53701-0829
Either parents or school administrators or both may request facilitation. If only one party requests facilitation, the WSEMS will contact the other party to ask for consent to the facilitation and talk about the benefits of facilitation and how the process works.
This is a voluntary process. If either the parents or school say no, a facilitated IEP meeting will not be held.
The WSEMS began its IEP facilitation program in 2004. The WSEMS sought advice about the program from a large group of stakeholders in the special education community.
Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS)
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