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Welcome to MSEMP

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.

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Mediation is a collaborative means of resolving disputes. When parents, educators or service providers disagree over a special education or early intervention matter, they can try to find a solution together with help from a neutral third party.


Facilitation refers to the use of specialized skills to run a meeting in a fair, inclusive and organized fashion. It can be used in any IFSP or IEPT, or in a resolution session. A meeting leader may employ facilitation skills or a neutral third-party facilitator may be asked to do so.


MSEMP workshops help parents and educators run productive IEP/IFSP meetings by enhancing collaborative communication and conflict resolution skills. Training can be tailored to individual groups. Many qualify for School Board and Social Work Continuing Education Credits (SCECH, SW-CE).