Expert Speakers, Hands-On Training Coming to 2020 TSD Conference

Patrick Mulick, shown here speaking to TSD Conference attendees in 2019, returns to keynote in 2020.
Patrick Mulick, shown here speaking to TSD Conference attendees in 2019, returns to keynote in 2020.

Registration is now open for the 2020 Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs Conference and Trade Show. Register before Dec. 13 to receive the Super Early Bird Discount rate.

The event will be held in Frisco, Texas—a suburb north of Dallas—from March 20 to 25, 2020. Dozens of expert speakers and trainers will offer workable solutions and practical answers to pressing questions about transporting students with special needs—from preschool to adult transition services.

Returning as a keynote speaker is ever-popular autism and behavior expert Patrick Mulick from Auburn School District #408 in Washington state. The school psychologist and author Dr. Adam Sáenz and special needs education attorney Dianna Bowman round out the keynote speaker lineup.

Three special training sessions are available as add-ons: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training (which awards 5.5 CEUs upon completion), a four-hour workshop on the dispatch being integral to special needs transportation, and a hands-on emergency evacuation training and drills onboard a special needs school bus. These training sessions require an additional fee and have class size limits, so reserve your spot now.

A networking event on the evening of March 22 will be held on the trade show floor. This special networking enables exhibitors to highlight products and services while connecting with attendees in a more relaxed atmosphere, complete with food and drink stations.

The trade show will be held the next day, March 23, with about 70 vendors expected to be present to share their products, solutions, and services for special needs, disabilities and preschooler service. Browse a list of the currently confirmed exhibitors.