Galt House Hotel

Louisville, Kentucky

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  • Networking
  • Compliance
  • Certification

March 11–16

2016

Registration Now Open

Early Bird Special

Save $100

Includes entrance into main conference workshops, keynote speeches, sponsored evening events and the trade show.

Offer extended through February 6!

$399

Standard Rate

Includes entrance into main conference workshops, keynote speeches, sponsored evening events and the trade show.

Standard rate beginning February 7
Online registration closes March 1

$499

Super Early Bird Special

Save $150

Includes entrance into main conference workshops, keynote speeches, sponsored evening events and the trade show.

Guest or Trade Show Only: $99

Includes the trade show sneak peak networking event and trade show. No access permitted for NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint System training, main conference workshops and keynote speeches.

Pre-Conference:

NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint System Training (Additional fee):

$149 Early Bird Registration (Ends November 27)
$199 Standard Registration (Begins November 28)

Hands-on training, valuable networking and community building

The TSD Conference each year welcomes hundreds of professionals nationwide who take advantage of specialized, in-depth curriculum on the policy, practice and operations of transporting students with disabilities and preschoolers. Attendees include:

 

  • School district transportation directors and supervisors
  • State agency representatives
  • Safety trainers
  • Special education professionals
  • Child passenger safety technicians
  • Private school bus company employees
  • Head Start/child care professionals
  • Presidents/Executives/CEOs

DOWNLOAD THE FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE HERE.

About the conference

The Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers National Conference, held annually since 1992, offers workable solutions and practical answers to pressing questions about transporting students with special needs — from preschool to adult transition services. It also is designed to not only increase safety for this special student population, but also make local operations more efficient and effective in this challenging economy.

 

This year’s TSD Conference will feature more than three-dozen education sessions and workshops, as well as hands-on training, a trade show and the 19th Annual National Special Needs Team Roadeo, co-presented by School Transportation News and The National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT). This competition features more than two-dozen teams that compete in a skills competition to crown the nation’s top school bus driver and attendant.

 

TSD also offers Professional Development Series training courses by NAPT that offer credits toward the new Certificate of Special Needs Transportation (CSNT) program, which builds upon the previous Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Endorsement program.

NAPT PDS Certification Available

 

The TSD Conference offers NAPT-approved training courses with credits toward the new Certificate of Special Needs Transportation (CSNT) program. These Professional Development Series (PDS) courses require additional fees separate from the conference registration cost. Those interested in taking these PDS courses must first be registered as main conference attendees to the TSD Conference.

 

The 2016 TSD Conference is the ONLY place other than NAPT’s own conference where you can access the 5 core classes necessary to be NAPT Certified in Special Needs Transportation (CSNT):

 

NAPT PDS 801 — Special Needs Student Transportation Orientation (previously SNT 101)

 

NAPT PDS 802 — Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses (previously SNT 102. Additional fee required.)

 

NAPT PDS 803 — Specialized Transportation Skills Assessment (previously SNT 103)

 

NAPT PDS 804 — Product & Equipment Report (previously SNT 104)

 

NAPT PDS 805 — Managing Behaviors of Students with Special Needs: Transportation Challenges (previously SNT 105)

 

Effective July 1, 2015, NAPT only accepts new applications for the CSNT program, which builds upon the previous Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Endorsement program, and requires additional coursework.

 

If you started the SNT Endorsement process before July 1, 2015, you are grandfathered into the SNT program and, therefore, can continue to work toward your SNT Endorsement. This means you can take any of the PDS courses offered at the conference that provides you with credits toward your SNT Endorsement. The deadline to complete the original Endorsement coursework is June 30, 2016. Visit the NAPT SNT Information Page for more information on these program changes.

Trade show + Networking event

The TSD Conference also offers a trade show and networking event, which will feature more than 70 manufacturers and suppliers offering the latest products, solutions and services that target special needs, disabilities and preschoolers.

Roadeo

Before the TSD Conference kicks off, there is the 19th National Special Needs Team Roadeo, presented by School Transportation News. The roadeo features more than two-dozen teams who compete in a skills competition to crown the nation’s top school bus driver and attendant.

Conference Sponsors

All major credit cards are accepted. Check and purchase order payment forms are also available.

 

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Are you paying by check or P.O.? Please make it out to:

 

STN Media Group

ATTN: Sylvia Arroyo, TSD Conference

5334 Torrance Blvd., 3rd Floor

Torrance, CA 90503

Full refunds will be issued to attendees who cancel their registration AND submit a refund request in writing to STN Media Group postmarked prior to Nov. 24, 2015. Attendees with cancellation requests postmarked between Nov. 24, 2015, and Feb. 10, 2016, will be refunded 50% of the registration amount. Any cancellation requests postmarked after Feb. 10, 2016, will not be honored.

 

All requests MUST be sent in writing to:

 

STN Media Group

ATTN: Sylvia Arroyo, TSD Conference

P.O. Box 789

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Tenured Faculty

Alexandra Robinson
M.Ed., CDPT

Executive Director

Office of Pupil Transportation, New York City Dept. of Education

Susan Shutrump

Occupational/Physical Therapist
Private Consulting

Cheryl Wolf

Special Needs Transportation Consultant

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