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Arizona’s Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference

Promote Strengths & Inspire Success

August 25 – 27, 2014

Talking Stick Resort

9800 East Indian Bend Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

(866) 877-9897

Information Schedule vendors National Presenters
Registration Monday Tuesday Wednesday


Registration for professionals and youth, young adults, and family members is currently at capacity. However, individuals interested in registering for the conference can submit information to the 2014 conference waiting list, available at this web link: Submitting your information on the wait list is recommended – throughout the summer and up until three weeks prior to the conference, organizers will review and open regular registration slots as they become available. Priority for registering individuals from the wait list is based primarily on diverse representation from different organizations (i.e., districts, charters, state and community entities, etc) , not necessarily the order in which information is received.  In previous years, approximately 75 participants were registered from the wait list. For questions, please contact Jeannette Zemeida at

NOTE: ADE reserves the right to cap total registration numbers from any single organization to allow broader participant registration.


For Educators, Service Agency Providers, and Other Professionals:

$325 – Standard Registration (May 17–August 1)
$350 – Late/Walk-In Registration (August 2–27)

For Youth, Young Adults, and Family Members:

$200 – Standard Registration (May 17–August 1)
$225 – Late/Walk-In Registration (August 2–27)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees listed above are for all three days of the conference (or two days for youth, young adults, and family members). There will be no allowance for single-day registration. Additionally, presenters, vendors, and Secondary Transition Mentoring Project / Career and College Readiness Team Training (STMP / CCRTT) participants should register separately (NOT through the general registration sites) using the instructions provided by conference organizers.


All questions regarding conference registration (e.g., payment, refunds, cancellations, substitutions, dietary needs, ADA accommodations) should be directed to Jeannette Zemeida via phone at (602) 542-3855 or via e-mail at


Payment must be made by purchase order, check, or cashier’s check only. Credit and debit cards cannot be processed, and cash cannot be accepted. Purchase order numbers are NOT required for early registration, but payment information for ALL registrations must be submitted by August 1, 2014. Failure to submit payment information by the deadline may cancel your registration.

Make checks payable to “Arizona Department of Education.”

Mail payment to:

Arizona Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services, Attn: Jeannette Zemeida
1535 West Jefferson, Bin 24
Phoenix, AZ 85007


The registration process is not complete without a confirmation number from the online process. Attendance is strictly based on registration confirmation and available capacity. Make sure to retain your confirmation number and bring it with you to the conference.


All requests for refunds must be sent to Jeannette Zemeida via e-mail no later than August 1, 2014. Cancellation requests will not be accepted after that date. A registration fee is charged to all participants, including no-shows, who do not cancel their registration by August 1, 2014.


Please advise ADE of any attendee substitutions by August 1, 2014, by contacting Jeannette Zemeida with name changes.


If special dietary needs are required, please complete the appropriate section on the registration form.


If Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations are required, please complete the appropriate section on the registration form by July 25, 2014. Accommodations requested after this time cannot be guaranteed.


Make your reservations directly with the Talking Stick Resort by calling (866) 877-9897. Rooms will be held under “Arizona Department of Education Transition Conference”, booking ID# 5374, until August 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the rate of $74.00 per night (not including state and local taxes). Limited accessible sleeping rooms are available. If you require an accessible sleeping room, please specify your request at the time you make your hotel reservation. If there are no rooms available at the conference site, the Talking Stick Resort will direct you to an overflow hotel. Please note: The Talking Stick Resort has begun charging portage and maid service fees for overnight stays. ADE/ESS will pay these fees for rooms reserved under the ADE Transition Conference block rate and participants will not be charged separately.

Promote Strengths

Sponsored by:

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Arizona Department of Education,
Exceptional Student Services
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Arizona Department of Economic Security,
Rehabilitation Services Administration,
Vocational Rehabilitation
Arizona Department of Economic Security,
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Arizona Department of Health Services,
Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs