Every Child Counts Symposium

Event Information

ACSA’s Student Services and Special Education Council presents this world-class learning event each year, featuring exciting workshops, informative keynotes and opportunities for skill development and networking.

The Every Child Counts Symposium is designed for both beginning and veteran educational leaders and focuses on the latest in the field of student services and special education.

February 13-15, 2019
Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Registration Fees:

ACSA Member: $425
Non-ACSA Member (eligible for membership): $800
Non-ACSA Member (not eligible for membership): $425
Retired ACSA Members: $200
Symposium Presenter: $225
Team Registration (At least one team member must be an ACSA Member): $385

One Day Rates:
  • ACSA Member: $175
  • Non-Member: $290
  • Non-ACSA Member (not eligible for membership): $190

Registration fees include:

  • Attendance to all educational activities, Wednesday through Friday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Wednesday evening reception

Hotel & Travel

Feb. 13-15 | Register for the Symposium

Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

The Every Child Counts Symposium is being held once again at its new location - the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. This hotel offers easy access to top attractions including Disneyland®, the Anaheim Convention Center and many theaters, shopping and dining. Guest rooms and suites feature contemporary decor and upscale amenities including plush bedding.

Unique among Anaheim hotels, this Marriott features nFuse, a stylish bar and restaurant offering fresh California cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and an impressive wine list. After a day of sightseeing or meetings, enjoy a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, soak up sun at the resort-style pool, enjoy a snack on our dining deck or cozy up near a fire pit.

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Hilton Anaheim Hotel

777 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

The Hilton Anaheim hotel is located in the heart of California's famous Orange County adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center and steps from the Disneyland Resort. Our full-service hotel offers something for everyone, whether planning a family vacation, attending a conference or traveling on business.

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Keynote & Featured

Keynote Speakers


Marlee Matlin

Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a children's theater company at age seven; she was Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Her deafness never held her back. As an adult she said it so eloquently: "I have always resisted putting limitations on myself, both professionally and personally." Marlee studied criminal justice at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and maintained her passion for acting after graduating. Marlee serves as the national spokeswomen for the largest provider of TV closed captioning, and has spoken on behalf of CC in countries such as Australia, England, France, and Italy. She also serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, including Very Special Arts, the Starlight Foundation, and other charities that primarily benefit. As someone who loves children so much it is only fitting that she has four of her own.


Brad Cohen

Living with Tourette Syndrome can be a challenge, but Brad Cohen believes he has overcome his disability by living life to its fullest. Brad has been a highly respected teacher for over 20 years. Brad is currently the Assistant Principal at Addison Elementary School in Cobb County Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Brad previously taught second and third grade at Tritt and Mountain View Elementary in Cobb County and was the technology lab instructor at Stripling Elementary School in Gwinnett County. Brad has not only taught reading, math and computers, but he also teaches his students how to accept people for who they are, no matter what their disability may be. One of Brad's biggest honors was the Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Georgia. Brad received this award for both his outstanding teaching and positive role model abilities. Brad is President of the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. helping to raise money to support programs across the country for kids with Tourette syndrome. Brad has been active with the Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia where he served on the Board of Directors. He started an overnight summer camp for children who have Tourette's and has traveled around to help other camps in the US. He speaks to parents, teachers, children, and adults about his experiences with Tourette Syndrome.

Featured Speakers


Frank De Angelis
Former Principal, Columbine High
I Love U Guys Foundation

Dr. Lisa Gonzales
ACSA Past President


Edwin Lou Javius
CEO/President, EDEquity, Inc.


Gina Ouellette
Superintendent, California
School for the Blind


Kristin Brooks
Executive Director, Supporting
Inclusive Practices, Riverside COE

Disneyland Tickets

Feb. 13-15 | Register for the Symposium

Disneyland Tickets

Enhance your Every Child Counts Symposium experience with the magic of Disneyland! Specially-priced tickets to Disneyland, California Adventure Park or both Disneyland Resort Theme Parks may be available to Symposium attendees.

Purchase specially-priced tickets to Disneyland® Resort Theme Park.

These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019.

Don't delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold. This online store is for your individual meeting attendees, if you want to order tickets in bulk, (10 or more) please contact me to process an order 10 days prior to your arrival date.


Sponsors &

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Every Child Counts Symposium: Register to become a Sponsor/Exhibitor


Exhibitor (50):

2 complimentary exhibitor
passes for booth staff
Standard booth in exhibit hall
Logo on Signage
Program Recognition
Pre/Post Attendee List


Council Dinner Sponsor (1):

6 complimentary registrations
Premier Booth in Exhibit Hall
Program & App Recognition
Logo displayed on stage and throughout event
Pre/Post Attendee List

General Session Sponsor (3):

6 complimentary registrations
Premier Booth in Exhibit Hall
Program & App Recognition
Logo displayed onstane and throughout event
Pre/Post Attendee List

Internet Sponsor (1):

4 complimentary registrations
Premier Booth in Exhibit Hall
Logo displayed WIFI landing page
Program & App Recognition
Logo displayed onstage and throughout event
Pre/Post Attendee List


Reception Sponsor (10):


Chair Drop (1):


Charging Station Sponsor (1):


Conference Tote Bag (1):


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