Michigan Special Education Mediation Program

Type of Organization: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

Home Country: United States


Young people with special needs depend on the collaborative efforts of parents, educators and professionals to help them succeed. The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) provides mediation and facilitation services that enable all involved to do their best work. It also conducts workshops that enhance skills in collaborative problem solving.

Since 1996, the MSEMP has helped parents and educators discuss and resolve issues relating to Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and most recently, resolution sessions. The program provides neutral mediators and facilitators to aid communication during difficult or complex discussions. They always leave the parents and educators to make their own decisions.

MSEMP workshops provide training in skills that improve listening, brainstorming and consensus building. Their goal is to help parents and educators develop solutions on their own in the best interest of the child.

The MSEMP helps all concerned avoid due process hearings and complaints. Mediation and facilitation save time and money and often result in solutions that better fit a child’s circumstances. And MSEMP services are free to users.

Contact Information

Name: Michigan Special Education Mediation Program, Dispute Resolution Education Resources Inc.
Type: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

229 N. Pine St.
Lansing, Michigan, 48933
United States

Voice Phone: 517-485-2274

Fax: 517-485-1183

Contact person: David Arnold Gruber
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