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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. Walk-in or late registrations will not be accepted. 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.


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. The deadline for providing payment information for ALL registrations has passed.

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.


The deadline for requesting refunds has passed and cancellation requests will no longer be accepted. A registration fee is charged to all participants, including no-shows, who did not cancel their registration by August 1, 2014.


The deadline for attendee substitutions has passed. Any additional substitutions must take place during onsite registration.


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


The deadline for requesting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations has passed. Accommodations requested after this time cannot be guaranteed. Any questions about ADA accommodations should be emailed to


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