Attendee Information 2018-07-02T16:16:39+00:00

Conference Logo2018 Combined IHD/AT Conference
July 8 – 10, 2018
We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center, Scottsdale

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Bundled Rates: Receive a discount on your total registration fee when you register for a preconference workshop and the general conference.

  • $300 for General Conference
  • $150 for Preconference Workshops
  • $400 bundled discount rate for preconference + conference

Special discounts are available for school-based staff, consumers/family members  and full-time college students.  Click on the boxes or text below to learn  more about our preconference events, fees and discount opportunities.


Unless specified otherwise, fees include breakfasts, lunches, CEUs, electronic access to conference materials and  Networking Reception on Monday afternoon. Although you will select a tract (AT, EBP, or AIVRTTAC) when you register, you can attend any and all regular conference sessions that interest you, regardless of the track.

Sunday July 8th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Preconference Workshop A:

“Oh EYE Understand It Now!” Visual Supports for Those with Autism and Other Disabilities (Mo Buti)

  • Early Bird: $125 (by June 8th)
  • Regular: $150 (after June 8th)

Sunday July 8th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Preconference Workshop B:

Less Struggle, More Success: AT Solutions for the 1 in 5 Students with Learning and Attention Issues (Shelley Haven)

  • Early Bird: $125 (by June 8th)
  • Regular: $150 (after June 8th)

Sunday July 8th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Preconference Workshop C:

Beyond 90/90/90: Developing & Using Seating & Mobility Systems to Support Task Engagement and Functional Use of AT Systems for Students with the Most Complex Bodies (Karen Kangas)

  • Early Bird: $125 (by June 8th)
  • Regular: $150 (after June 8th)

Sunday, July 8th, 1:00-5:00 pmPreconference Workshop D: (Lunch not included) CANCELLED

The Nuts and Bolts of Diagnosing Autism in Arizona (Sydney Rice, MD)

  • Early Bird (by June 8th):
    • $300 (Includes 4 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours for physicians & nurse practitioners)
    • $125 (No CME credits)
  • Regular (after June 8th):
    • $325 (with CME credits)
    • $150 (no CME credits)


  • Early Bird: $350 (by June 8th)
  • Regular: $400 (after June 8th)

July 9th &10th CONFERENCE ONLY

  • Early Bird $250 (by June 8th):
  • Regular: $300 (after June 8th)

July 8th, 9th & 10th AIVRTTAC Sunday Meetings (lunch on your own) + Conference (breakfasts and lunches included on Monday and Tuesday)

  • Early Bird: $250 (by June 8th)
  • Regular: $300 (after June 8th)

Sunday July 8th AIVRTTAC MEETINGS ONLY (lunch on your own)

  • Early Bird $0 (by June 8th):
  • Regular: $0 (after June 8th)


Persons Working in Arizona Public School Districts or Charter Schools Thanks to support from the Arizona Department of Education – Exceptional Student Services, if you are employed by an Arizona School District or public charter school, we are offering a limited number of discounted registration slots. This applies to teachers, administrators, OTs, PTs, SLPs, paraprofessionals, school counselors and psychologists, etc. The registration fee is $150 and is good for the regular conference on Monday and Tuesday. (The discount does not apply to preconference workshops.) When prompted on the registration form, enter the discount code AZSchools2018. You will then see additional fields to provide information about your employer for verification purposes.

Consumer/Family Members* – A limited number of discounted registrations at $150 for the two-day regular conference are available to persons with disabilities and/or family members*. Please contact Martha Lewis at 602.776.4670 or for more information and the applicable code.

*The conference format is not designed for children, and we are unable to provide childcare services. Please make alternative arrangements for your children.

Full-Time College Students College students interested in attending the regular conference at a discounted registration fee of $150 must verify their full-time student status prior to registering. To do so:

  1. Request that an administrator or faculty member at your college or university send an email to verifying your full-time status.
  2. The email must include
    1. Your name
    2. Your email
    3. Name of school
    4. Program of study
    5. Contact information for faculty member or administrator

When Martha receives the email verifying your full-time status, she will email you a discount code to use when registering online. After you register, we will match your information with the faculty email. You will be notified if there are any problems. If you have questions, contact Martha Lewis at or 602.776.4670

Exhibitor Fees are explained on the Exhibitor Page
The Exhibit Hall will be open to the community free of charge only on Monday afternoon, July 9th from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Note: An Exhibit Hall pass does not include access to conference sessions or meals.

Register for Exhibit Hall Pass Only

Thank you for registering to attend “2018 Evidence for Success – Combined Disability Conference”. IHD/AzTAP/AIVRTTAC staff and our Planning Committee members are confident that your participation will be both informative  and enjoyable. To enhance your conference experience, please review the information below:


The We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center

10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264


The We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center is located about two miles north of Shea Blvd on the west side of Highway 87 (Beeline Highway). Click here for a map and directions.

The Conference Center is just steps across from the hotel entranceway. If you are staying at the hotel, the hotel requires a credit card upon check-in even if your employer or someone else is paying for the room.  

GENERAL & ACCESSIBLE PARKING – Hotel parking is free and there are no gates to access. There is ample designated handicapped parking.

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN – Go to the Registration Area in the Conference Center to check in and pick up your name badge and bag.

  • Sunday, July 8th 
    • Full day preconference workshop check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. (breakfast and lunch provided.) Sessions start at 9:00. You will NOT need to register again on Monday.
    • AIVRTTAC Sunday Meeting: Check-in at 7:30 a.m.; Meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. (Coffee/tea will be provided.) You will not need to check-in again on Monday.
  • Monday, July 9th 
    • Registration and breakfast opens at 7:45. Opening Ceremony will start promptly at 8:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 10th
    • Buffet breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. Breakout sessions start at 8:00 a.m.

MEALS – Breakfasts and lunches are included in the registration fee*. If you have requested a special meal (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.), your registration materials will include color-coded meal tickets for breakfast & lunch to be given to your server.

*Meals are not included for AIVRTTAC Sunday Meeting participants, but the hotel offers several value priced restaurants. A list will be included in your conference bag. (Breakfast and lunch are provided on Monday and Tuesday.)

NAME TAGS  -Wear your name tag at all times; it is your admission ticket for all sessions and meals.

CLIMATE CONTROL – Bring a light sweater or jacket; it may be hot outside, but conference rooms can be chilly.  

REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS – If you have requested a reasonable accommodation, go to the Accommodation Desk in the Conference Center near  the Registration Desk.

Wi-Fi – Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Hotel and Conference Center. Login instructions are in the program and conference bag.


  • The Conference Program will be posted on 7/6/18. View or download it for printing.  Print copies will not be provided at the conference. Presenter-supplied materials are posted on the Presentations and Handouts page.
  • Mobile App– This year we are using the Appendee as our conference app. You will be able to access all conference information via your smart phone or tablet (IOS & Android). Appendee will go live on 7/7/18. Click on the following link or use the QR Code below to download the app:

 Appendee QR Code





Contact Adi Schaeffer at 602.728.9534; 800.477.9921;  Note: The AzTAP office will be closed July 9 -10, 2018 due to the conference. If you need to contact us about the conference after July 6th, leave a message for Jill Pleasant at 602.728.9532 or email her at

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