Tools for Life 2019 Registration Closed

2019 Tools for Life: Secondary Transition and Technology Fair

March 4 & 5, 2019

The Riverside Hotel
Address: 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714
Phone: (208) 343-1871
Hotel's Website


REGISTRATION FOR TOOLS 2019 IS NOW CLOSED!!

Conference at a Glance PDF and Tools Fair Program PDF

Attendee Information

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.

Throughout the two-day event, there will be keynote speakers and presentations around employment, assistive technology, post-secondary education, independent living, 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. Read Preparing Students for Tools for Life Guide PDF , and look at the Conference at a Glance PDF and Tools Fair Program PDF to plan what sessions you and your students would like to attend.

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 five tracks:

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

Monday Night Social - All youth attending the Fair are invited to attend a pizza party and dance on Monday beginning at 5:15 pm. The evening will include pizza, live music, dancing, and more!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Hotel rooms for students and transportation for regional students is available.

Please Note: If conference registrations exceed capacity, attendance preference will be given to students from the Boise region.  

Please contact us if you have any questions about the event 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.

See what students at last year's conference had to say!