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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 a roadeo competition. This competition features more than two-dozen teams whose skills and training are tested in order to crown the nation’s top school bus driver and attendant.



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
  • Behavioral therapists
  • Physical/occupational therapists
  • Child passenger safety technicians
  • Private school bus company employees
  • Head Start/child care professionals
  • Presidents/Executives/CEOs

Roadeo compEtitiOn

Before the fulll TSD Conference kicks off is the driver and attendant competition, presented by School Transportation News. The competition features more than two-dozen teams whose skills and training are tested in order to crown the nation’s top special needs school bus driver and attendant.


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.

TSD Conference




Friday, March 9, 2018

NHTSA Child Safety Restraints on

School Buses Training Seminar:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
(Additional Fee & Separate Registration Required)


School Bus Evacuation Training:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(Open to All TSD Registrants & Roadeo Competition Contestants)


Bus in the Classroom Training:
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Open to All TSD Registrants)


Hands-on Securement Training:
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Besi Mfg. & Q’Straint/Sure-Lok

(Open to All TSD Registrants & Roadeo Competition Contestants)


Opening General Session: 5:30 p.m.


Roadeo Competition
Contestants & Judges Meeting:
7:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Breakout Sessions: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Roadeo Competition at Frisco ISD: 9:00 a.m.


Breakout Sessions Continue:
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Roadeo Competition Banquet:
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Q'Straint/Sure-Lok


Sunday, March 11, 2018

General Session – Patrick Mulick Keynote:
9:00 a.m.


Breakout Sessions:
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


TSD Trade Show Sneak Peek Preview:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Monday, March 12, 2018

General Session – Julie Weatherly, Esq. Keynote: 8:00 a.m.


TSD Trade Show:
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Breakout Sessions:
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

General Session – Lori Desautels, Ph.D. Keynote:
8:00 a.m.


Breakout Sessions:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Closing General Session:
9:00 a.m.

“Coffee’s on Us, Tips Are Appreciated”


Conference Concludes





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Attendee Registration Refund Policy

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, 2017. Attendees with cancellation requests postmarked between Nov. 25, 2017, to Jan. 26, 2018, will be refunded 50% of the registration amount. Any cancellation requests postmarked after Jan. 26, 2018, will not be honored with any kind of refund. You will not be eligible for a refund if you are a “no-show.” If you are a “no-show,” you are still responsible to pay any pending balances still due. Registrants are financially responsible for any pending balances after approved cancellations. 


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STN Media Group

ATTN: Sylvia Arroyo, TSD Conference

5334 Torrance Blvd., 3rd Floor
Torrance, CA 90503

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