Participants at TFS 2016

Participants at TFS 2016

TFS 2017 Conference Details


Saturday, November 11, 2017
8 am - 4 pm
Clarion Inn Frederick
5400 Holiday Drive
Frederick, MD, 21703

View the full 2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

View the abstracts for the BREAKOUT SESSIONS

View the 2017 TFS Flyer

Who should attend?

TFS covers education strategies for students from preschool to high school.  The conference is appropriate for educators and parents including:

  • General education teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Parents 
  • Homeschooling parents

This year, there is again one conference for educators and parents with topics offered that are relevant to both groups. 

Is it worth my time?

Yes!  Past participants have indicated that TFS inspires them and gives them valuable tools to immediately use in their classrooms.  If you have attended TFS in the past, it is definitely worth coming back because the topics change each year.

To get a sense of what TFS is about, watch our short video of highlights from the 2013.  And click here to see comments from past participants.    

Many participants have noted the value of attending TFS with colleagues from their schools, so they can discuss new ideas and how they may work within their school setting.


Only $25 including:

  • An opportunity to learn from and interact with national and local education experts.
  • Access to electronic copies of speaker presentations and materials to take back to your school.
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  Lunch will be a deli buffet that will include vegetarian options.
  • A significant discount on books from Woodbine House, a respected publisher of books on disabilities.
  • Continuing education credit for some teachers and therapists. (See below.)
  • Free raffle and door prizes.  (Must be present to win.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash.)  
  • Exhibitors with resources for educators and parents.

The $25 registration fee is non-refundable, and will appear on your credit card statement from "`WWW.DSNMC.ORG".  DSNMC stands for the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County, one of the co-sponsors of TFS.


The list of exhibitors for TFS 2017 is still being determined.  Please check back on September 15 for exhibitor names.

Continuing Education Credit

Please see our continuing education credit page for details.  

Book Sale

During the conference, participants may purchase books from Woodbine House at a significant discount. Woodbine House is a respected publisher of books on disability-related topics.