WSEMS: Facilitated IEPs

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october, 2022

03oct12:00 pm1:00 pmWSEMS: Facilitated IEPsMore Information12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Details

An overview of the facilitated IEP option for early conflict resolution that Wisconsin makes available to parents and schools through the WI Special Education Mediation System (“WSEMS” for short). Learn about how to request a neutral, trained professional (a facilitator) to help the IEP team with the IEP process. If you think an upcoming IEP meeting may be difficult for you, you may wish to hear how this free process works.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a better understanding of the Wisconsin Special Education System and how to access the system’s services.
  • Create a better understanding of what a facilitated IEP is and what types of situations it is best for.
  • Create a better understanding of what a facilitated IEP participant can expect from the beginning of the process to the end.

Presenters: Nissan Bar-Lev is the Director of Special Education for CESA 7 & is one of 3 Partners who administer the WI Special Education Mediation System. Nissan co-chairs the Special Projects Committee for WCASS. He serves on the Governor’s Autism Council, Children’s Long Term Support Council & chairs the State Superintendent’s Blind & Visual Impairment Education Council. He serves on the SAA Assessment Team, the WI RtI/PBIS Advisory Council, & National IDEA Partnership “Creating Agreement” team. He is a co-author of Special Education in Plain Language.

Courtney Salzer is the Executive Director of WI FACETS. She also serves as the Director of the OSEP-funded Region C Parent Technical Assistance Center and of the WI Parent Training and Information Center. Courtney has spent most of her career working on systems change efforts related to children with disabilities, including serving as the former Director of WI FACETS’ State Professional Development Grant and WI FACETS’ Youth Mentoring Programs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and Law Degree from Marquette University and possesses a Professional Certificate in Non Profit Management from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to her work at WI FACETS, Courtney was an attorney in private practice, where she did a variety of civil litigation. Courtney is the mother of two school-aged children with disabilities and the sister of a young adult with a disability.


(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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