The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) helps parents, educators, and service providers develop productive relationships for resolving issues in early intervention and special education.

MSEMP provides mediationfacilitation, and training services for working through disagreements so that children with disabilities promptly receive the services they need to develop and succeed in school.

The federally-funded MSEMP is a Mandated Activities Project of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education. The program has been serving Michigan parents and schools since 1997. It is currently administered by Dispute Resolution Education Resources, Inc., a Lansing-based nonprofit organization. The program provides services through the Community Dispute Resolution Program, a network of 19 conflict resolution centers across the state.

Services can be obtained by contacting 833-KIDS1ST (833-543-7178) or by using the forms found at the following links:

For more information, visit, send an email to  or contact Patti Peiffer (517) 334-0034.

Source: MSEMP