Basics Program

Tuesday, July 9
8:45 - 9:00      Welcome
9:00 - 10:30    Overview of Special Education Process (Mary E. Schwartz, IHO/IL)
10:45 - Noon   Basic Hearing Procedures-1 (James Mortenson, ALJ/MN)
Noon - 1:00     Lunch
1:00 - 2:30       Basic Hearing Procedures-2 (James Mortenson, ALJ/MN)
2:45 - 4:30       Basic Case Law (Mary E. Schwartz, IHO/IL)

Regular Program

Wednesday, July 10
8:45 - 9:00      Welcome (Tammy L. Pust, Chief ALJ/MN)
9:00 - 10:30    Disciplinary Hearings Under IDEA (Steve Elliott & Ian Spechler (ALJs/TX)
10:45 - Noon   Writing Decisions (Teresa L. Bullock, SLRO/OH)
Noon - 1:30     Lunch
1:30 - 3:00       Sanctioning Authority of IDEA Hearing Officers (Prof. Gregory L. Ogden, Pepperdine Law School)
3:15 - 4:30       RTI and SDI: What's the Differences and How Long? (Prof. Mitchell L. Yell, Univ. of South Carolina)
Thursday, July 11
9:00 - 10:15     What We Know About Hearing Officer Laws and Systems (Prof. Perry E. Zirkel, Lehigh Univ.)
10:30 - Noon    Panel Discussion: Improving IDEA IHOs and Decisions
Noon - 1:30      Lunch
1:30 - 3:00        Implementation of Endrew F. and the Appropriate Education Standard (Prof. Marc Weber, dePaul University College of Law
3:15 - 4:30        Other Recent Case Law Developments (Prof. Marc Weber, dePaul University College of Law)
Friday, July 12
9:00 - 10:15      Ethics-1 (Deusdedi Merced, Esq., Special Education Solutions, LLC)
10:30 - 11:30     Ethics-2 (Deusdedi Merced, Esq., Special Education Solutions, LLC)