Dispute Resolution


Contact Information

Diana Currah
(307) 857-9285
diana.currah@wyo.gov
Nadia Vasquez
(307) 777-3530
nadia.vasquez@wyo.gov
Dispute resolution processes are guaranteed to Wyoming families of children age 3 to 21 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and federal regulations 34 C.F.R. §§300.151 through 154, §§300.506 through 300.508 and Chapter 7 Wyoming Education Rules governing Children with Disabilities. The Wyoming Department of Education is required by state and federal regulations to investigate alleged violations of the IDEA.

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.

Links

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 Information Center


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 Wyoming

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.

Website: Wyoming Protection & Advocacy System, Inc.

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

Special Education Decisions

Final Complaint Decisions

Due Process Decisions

Additional Resources