Catch up with all the action during the first full day of TSD Conference, including clips from the previous evening’s welcome part at Topgolf.
Thursday featured an opening keynote by Dr. Ben Springer and an overview of his course ASPEN on the Bus: Managing Aggressive Behaviors. AMF Bruns also presented its Wheelchair Bootcamp, attendees learned proper securement of car seats and child safety restraint systems in school buses, and the first Ride and Drive at TSD Conference allowed attendees to compare electric, diesel and propane school buses while also experiencing the latest technology for routing and checking for students at the conclusion of routes
Friday opened with a panel featuring the 2023 Director of the Year, Teresa Fleming. The day continued with breakout sessions on the importance of training, proper usage of child safety restraint systems, a look at students with special needs fatality cases & lessons learned as well as environmentally sustainable bus fuel options.
On Saturday, educational sessions covered aspects of transporting students with special needs such as the role of electric school bus, routing software, wheelchair crash tests, policies, procedures and more! The keynote was presented by Shelley Rutledge, who tackled the tough topic of problematic sexual behaviors onboard the bus. The Trade Show reception featured dinner, drinks, networking and attendees represented their favorite sports teams from across the country.
The TSD Trade show featured dozens of exhibitors who networked with attendees, provided product demonstrations and hosted giveaways. Attendees were able to see the latest technology and school bus model offerings while finding solutions to further the safest and most efficient transportation of students with special needs.