February 17, 2022 By CDHD Tools for Life 2022: March 7-8 Tools for Life is back! This year sees a return to in-person activities after a two-year hiatus for the conference. It will be held in Moscow, Idaho at the Best Western Plus University Inn on March 7 and 8. This two-day event is a secondary transition conference for students with disabilities, families and secondary transition professionals. It’s presented as a typical professional conference with keynote speakers and breakout sessions. This year’s line-up includes engaging keynote speeches from the Phillips family and Sarah Patterson. Students will also be invited to participate in breakout sessions covering five key areas: employment assistive technology post-secondary education independent living self-advocacy/self-direction. Session presenters come from a wide range of organizations. This includes the University of Idaho, Disability Action Center NW, Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Project SEARCH and more. There will also be sessions aimed specifically towards parents and professionals. This includes a panel discussion hosted by the North Idaho Transition Stakeholder Forum, and sessions by Idaho Parents Unlimited. Download the full Tools for Life 2022 Program Participants will also have the opportunity to browse the exhibitor’s hall, attend adaptive movement classes and much more. Registration for this year’s fair may be closed; however, this annual event travels around the state to help many local communities take part in the fun. 2023 will be held in Boise. 2024 will be in Pocatello and 2025 will see a return to Moscow. Visit the Tools for Life webpage for more information. This year’s event is sponsored by: Idaho State Department of Education Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Idaho Maternal and Child Health Idaho Assistive Technology Project Idaho Parents Unlimited In-kind support is provide by: Idaho Interagency Council on Secondary Transition Idaho Special Education Support and Technical Assistance Program Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development Disability Action Center NW University of Idaho Lewis-Clark State College North Idaho College Living Independence Network Corporation Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thank you all! We appreciate your time, knowledge and support.