When disputes arise regarding educational services for children with disabilities, an impartial system is available to resolve disputes in an equitable manner. The dispute resolution system includes Mediation, State Complaints and Due Process Hearings. The United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) created a comparison chart to explain these processes.
Parent Information Center
Parent Information Center (PIC), is a statewide parent center for Wyoming families of children with disabilities. PIC provides information, support and referrals to families on their rights and responsibilities under the special education law IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Parent Education Network
Parent Education Network (PEN) is Wyoming’s Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) as required by IDEA.
Website: Parent Education Network
UPLIFT is a statewide advocacy agency that encourages success and stability for children and youth with or at risk of emotional, behavioral, learning, developmental, or physical disorders at home, school, and in the community.
Website: UPLIFT Wyoming
Wyoming Protection & Advocacy System, Inc.
Wyoming Protection & Advocacy System, Inc. (P&A), established in 1977, is the official non-profit corporation authorized to provide protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.
For a list of low or no cost legal service providers, refer to page 2 of the Procedural Safeguards document listed in the Regulations and Documents section of this page.
Regulations and Documents
- IDEA Final Regulations
- Chapter 7 Rules (Effective March 22, 2010)
- Policy and Procedure Manual for Special Education (includes Dispute Resolution Procedure)
- Procedural Safeguards (English, Spanish)
- Special Education Forms
- Dispute Resolution Request Forms:
Special Education Decisions
Final Complaint Decisions
- C-0162-11, Issues 1-3
- C-0162-11, Issue 4
- C-0175-11 and C-0176-11