2017 Tools for Life: Secondary Transition and Assistive Technology Fair

March 6 & 7, 2017

The Red Lion Hotel
1555 Pocatello Creek Rd
Pocatello, Idaho 83201


Tools for Life is for transitioning youth with disabilities and all who support them. Attendees include educators, special educators, therapists, counselors, service providers, job developers, other rehabilitation specialists, and especially high school students with disabilities and their families.

The theme of the 2017 Tools for Life Fair is Making Assistive Technology Work For You! Throughout the two-day event, there will be keynote speakers and presentations around employment, assistive technology, post-secondary education, and self-advocacy/self-direction. An Exhibit Hall will be open both days, from 9 am to 4 pm to allow agencies and vendors the opportunity to promote their organizations, share resources, and showcase their products.

Planning will help make the most of your Fair experience. View the 2017 Tools Fair BookletPDF for information about Keynote and Guest Speakers and details about the event. Read Preparing Students for Tools for Life GuidePDF , and look at the Conference at a GlancePDF and Tools Fair ProgramPDF to plan what sessions you and your students would like to attend. ** The Conference at a Glance indicates sessions where students must sign up to attend! Look for a signup from Dan Dyer sent to the teachers for students to sign up. If someone is attending without a teacher, please email Dan.

AGAIN this year! Payments accepted online. Look for the link after your registration form is submitted or visit the University of Idaho Marketplace to pay Registration Fee(s).

Attendee Information

The conference will feature a combination of keynote speakers and breakout sessions geared towards transitioning youth. Participants are invited to attend the breakout sessions of their choice. Breakout sessions will be organized around four tracks:

  • Employment
  • Assistive Technology
  • Post Secondary Education
  • Self-Advocacy/Self-Direction

A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided both days.

Hotel Waivers Available for Students

Educators: All adults supporting students at the Fair must be registered. Please consider the needs of your students with regard to the number of supporting adults. A maximum of 10 students to 1 adult will be required.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the event, are unable to register online, are unable to pay the registration fee, or to check if travel assistance is available from your area. You can contact the Idaho AT Project at 1-800-432-8324 for assistance.

Tuesday Night Social

All youth attending the Fair are invited to attend a pizza party and dance on Tuesday beginning at 5:30 pm. The evening will include pizza, live music, dancing, and more!