Workshops At-a-Glance

As of 11/13/18. Subject to change.

The following tentative breakout session topics are in development for the TSD Conference. Further detail will be provided soon.

  • Foundations of Special Needs Transportation: The Basics 
  • Using PBIS for Emotional Behavior Disabilities 
  • Surprises, Challenges & Learning Curves: Creating & Communicating Procedures to Address Ongoing Transportation Concerns 
  • When Drivers & Attendants Go Rogue
  • The Why, Where and How of Using Conventional CSRS on School Buses 
  • Workplace Violence 
  • Developing Processes for Reviewing School Bus Video 
  • Working with Significantly Impacted Students with Autism and Their Behaviors 
  • Identifying Solutions to Everyday Issues 
  • The Importance of Pre-Trip Inspections for Successful Special Needs Rides 
  • The Roles & Responsibilities of School Bus Attendants 
  • Fostering Student Independence 
  • Proper Training, Oversight and Compliance of Private Bus Contractors 
  • Social Media Policies for Student Transporters 
  • Head Start Transportation Forum 
  • Creating Multi-Disciplinary Transportation Advocacy Teams 
  • Lessons Learned from Wheelchair Crash Tests 
  • Resolving Parental Disputes & Avoiding Indecision 
  • Fostering Community Collaboration & Partnerships for Head Start Transportation 
  • OT/PT/Transporter Forum: Where Is It Written? 
  • Sensory or Behavior? Getting to the Root of Unsafe School Bus Rides 
  • Enhancing Pre-K Transportation: Best-Practices for Planning, Preparation & Care 
  • Teamwork in Developing Individualized Emergency Medical Plans 
  • Understanding Head Start Requirements for Transportation
  • Balancing FERPA Compliance with a Bus Driver’s Need to Know 
  • Spec’ing Special Needs Equipment for the School Bus
  • Definition of Best-Practices Versus Guidelines 
  • Ensuring School Bus Rider Training Is Appropriate for Different Age Groups 
  • Could’ve/Should’ve: Creating Leadership Accountability in Management
  • How to Influence Regulations 
  • Understanding Vehicle Selection & Maintenance Needs for Pre-K Populations 
  • Documenting Employee Performance 
  • Job Interviews: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
  • Transporting Adaptive Athletes 
  • Maintaining Special Equipment and Inventory 
  • Covering All Your Bases: Building an Effective Safety and Security Program

TSD Conference

As of 11/28/18. Subject to change.

Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
NHTSA Child Passenger Safety on School Buses Training
(80 participant limit)

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Emergency Evacuation Strategies for Students with Special Needs
(50 participant limit)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Connecting Behavior to the Disability
(50 participant limit)

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
BESI Securement Training

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Q’Straint Securement Training

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening General Session: Welcome & Orientation

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Roadeo Meeting
(Roadeo Judges only)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Roadeo at Frisco ISD

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Roadeo Banquet
(For Roadeo participants, judges and sponsors)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Keynote & General Session:
Betsey A. Helfrich, Esq.

9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OT/PT/Transporter Forum & Breakout Sessions

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TSD Trade Show Sneak Peek Reception (St. Patrick’s Day Theme)

Monday, March 18, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Keynote & General Session:
Heather Hirsh

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Trade Show + Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Keynote & General Session:
Patrick Mulick

9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Closing General Session