Illinois Special Education and Support Services – Mediation Services

Address: 100 N 1st Street, N-253
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (217) 782-5589 Email: scolegro@isbe.net Website: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/SPEC-ED/html/mediation.htm

Contact: Sherry Colegrove, Coordinator

Illinois' mediation service is administered and supervised by the Illinois State Board of Education and is provided at no cost to the parties. Mediation can be requested by both parties without filing for due process hearing or can be requested after a due process request has been filed. Mediation is: (a) designed as a means of resolving disagreements regarding special education services, placement and related services to children enrolled in Illinois public schools; and (b) provided when both parties in a dispute voluntarily agree to participate in the mediation process.

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