The Council for Exceptional Children Conference is hosting an open forum at the Galt House in Louisville on Nov. 25.

Parents, children and families are invited to attend this forum to discuss topics related to services for exceptional children.

Attendees will be encouraged to share views on important issues so the panel can appropriately advise the Kentucky Department of Education on policy initiatives.

The Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children provides policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in Kentucky as defined by special education regulations and applicable state and federal law.

The panel advises and assists the Department of Education regarding the provision of appropriate services for children aged birth through 20. Members of the public are invited to participate by sharing their views, opinions, concerns and recommendations during open public forums or by e-mail to Johnny Collett.