Transporting students with disabilities can be a challenge. Here are some of the ways that attending the 2020 TSD Conference & Trade Show can help you take advantage of a wealth of knowledge to jumpstart your career to the next level. From comprehensive expert industry training, driving competitions, networking with peers and a world-class trade show, we’ve got you covered. We truly hope to see you there!

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs National Conference, started by Roseann Schwaderer and 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 increase safety for this special student population as well as make local operations more efficient and effective.

This year’s TSD Conference will feature dozens of education sessions and workshops, hands-on training, a combined trade show with STN EXPO Indy, 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 special needs school bus driver and attendant.

    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 special needs.

    Attendees include:

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

    ROADEO COMPETITION

    Held at the outset of the TSD Conference, this driver and attendant competition, presented by School Transportation News and organized by industry group Women in Transportation (wit.). The competition will tentatively take place Saturday, June 6 in Indianapolis. It will welcome teams whose skills and training are tested, in order to crown the nation’s top special needs school bus driver and attendant. More details to come. 

    TRADE SHOW + NETWORKING EVENT

    The TSD Conference will join STN EXPO Indy in a combined trade show and Victory Lane reception event, which will feature more than 100 manufacturers and suppliers. Explore the latest innovative best practices in providing leadership and service that can help you to improve operations and safety, while producing more quantifiable results from your transportation team. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this leading industry event!

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