Sunday November 10 As of 7/18/24. Subject to change.


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Keynote & Breakouts

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hands-on School Bus Evacuations for Students with Special Needs & Preschoolers

Maximum of 32 participants | Separate registration and fees required
Onsite at Frisco ISD

Instructors: Denny Coughlin, Launi Harden, Aaron Harris & Diandra Neugent

Obtain a better understanding of evacuation best practices and know-how to properly and quickly get students of all ages off the bus before they even board. This all-day training will take place at Prosper ISD. Transportation will be provided. It will combine classroom instruction with hands-on practice on real buses. Learn the importance of knowing student information and their individual capabilities, training students and staff, the role of dispatchers, creating seating charts, and developing an evacuation. The hands-on training includes a blanket drag, belt cutting, wheelchairs, and timed evacuation in a bus filled with theater smoke to simulate a fire.

Trade Show

5:30 p.m – 8 p.m.

TSD Trade Show Reception + Dinner

2024 TSD Topics As of 6/17/24. Subject to change.

  • Foundations of Special Needs Transportation
  • Hands-on Training & Drill for Evacuating Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers
  • OT/PT/Transporter Forum
  • In-Practice: Transportation Crisis Planning & Emergency Training for Students with Special Needs
  • Transition Training & Mainstreaming
  • IDEA Part C: Transportation as an Early Intervention Tool
  • Setting Realistic Expectations for School Bus Drivers & Attendants
  • 13 Exceptional Abilities Served by Transportation
  • Communicating with Parents/Student Advocacy
  • Behavior De-escalation and PBIS in Transportation Environments
    • ASL Training for Bus Drivers & Attendants
    • Proactive Driver & Attendant Training Programs
    • Building Blocks for Career Development
    • Successful Partnerships Between School Districts & Contractors
    • Providing Training for the Service of Medically Fragile Riders

    And more!