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 are the facilitators?

WSEMS has a roster of professionally trained neutrals who have been trained in both the IEP facilitation and the mediation processes.

Each mediator/facilitator has completed a five-day training on special education mediation and IEP   facilitation. Roster members also attend a one-day of training each year that combines training in facilitation and mediation.

Each of our neutrals is listed on our website under Mediators/Facilitators.  We encourage you to read their bios, view their videos,  and select the facilitator who best fits your needs.

Intake Coordinator and System Administrator Jane Burns works with the parties to agree on a facilitator. Parties can make suggestions directly to each other or to Burns to share with the other party.  In addition, Burns can offer suggestions of facilitators for the parties to consider.

    Contact WSEMS

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

    PO Box 829
    Madison WI 53701-0829