2019 TSD Conference and Trade Show

PTSI’s Maria Carocci and Betty Hughes will be speakers at the Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs Conference March 15-20 at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel Convention Center.

Mark your calendar for these sessions!

Emergency Evacuation Strategies for Students with Special Needs & Preschoolers
Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.Presenter: Maria Carocci

Description: This comprehensive look at evacuation planning for students with special needs and preschoolers will cover the water-front of potential issues and hurdles to a smooth and quick evacuation in an emergency on the school bus. Come and expand your strategies for evacuation through 2 hours of detailed considerations for evacuation. Bring your tough questions!

Prevention & Intervention of Behavioral Issues on School Buses 
Friday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presenter: Betty Hughes

Description: Learn how to implement effective techniques and strategies for proactively responding to escalating behaviors on the school bus that are linked to a student’s disability and how to keep your staff and other students safe.

Foundations of Special Needs Transportation
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presenters: Maria Carocci & Betty Hughes

Description: This session will provide the foundations of special needs transportation including an overview of federal law, training best-practices, the role of Head Start and preschool, McKinney-Vento homeless regulations, and operations. If you are new to transportation or would just like to review why and what is required, then this session is for you.

Three Ways to Enhance Pre-K Transportation: Planning, Preparation & Care
Sunday, March 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Facilitator: Betty Hughes, Panelists: Anthony Pollard & Jay Thurber

Description: Discuss the role transporters of our youngest students can play in setting parent expectations, and matching those with training, to result in the very best experience for our youngest students.

Full 2019 Workshop Details at https://www.stnonline.com/tsd/workshops/

For PTSI Special Needs and Head Start training materials and resources, visit the PTSI Online Store at: www.PTSI.org/store