The Hearing Officer Education Network (HOEN) has asked Charles Fox to participate in the winter training of the Illinois Special Education Due Process Hearing Officers on October 24, 2005 at the ISBE office in Springfield. In an attempt to be fair and balanced, HOEN has invited four panelists to participate: two parent/attorney advocates and two district attorneys. Attorneys Charles Fox and Wally Winter will present on behalf of parents/attorney advocates. Attorneys Mary Klemish and Jay Kraining will present on behalf of the district.
Charles Fox and Wally Winter view this panel discussion as a prime opportunity to express their views on the law, the due process system, and biases and misconceptions in special education. They are inviting all blog readers to express their most pressing issues, so that they may incorporate and synthesize a coherent "parent" perspective for the IHOs. Given the impending nature of the presentation, comments and suggestions should be sent ASAP. You may submit your comments publicly by filling out the "Post a Comment" form below, or you may email Charles Fox and Wally Winter directly by clicking on their names.