AESA is grateful to our sponsors for their support and partnership. Sponsorships assist AESA in serving Arizona special education families all year long and enhance the convention experience for our attendees as well. Be sure to visit their websites to learn more about each of the 2020 EESA Convention Sponsors. Stop by their booth either in the Exhibit Hall or the Sponsor Area to thank them for helping to make the 2020 EESA Convention a fun, engaging, and educational experience for all.

Holiday Inn Phoenix West

The Holiday Inn Phoenix West is conveniently located off I-10, 1 mile South of the Convention venue. Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service within 5 mile radius of the hotel.The Coyote Bar and Grill open 9pm daily. This full service hotel appeals business travelers offering a 24-hr business center, free wireless internet throughout the hotel,on-site fitness center, and heated outdoor pool and spa.

In addition to giving attendees a discounted rate for attending the 2020 EESA Convention, they have also donated a FREE standard room as a prize to one lucky perticipant to the EESA Convention. We are honored to partner with them. We hope you will consider staying with Holiday Inn Phoenix West whenever you travel to West Phoenix. 

Notgrass History

We began homeschooling in 1990. We hung a bulletin board, displayed an American flag for the Pledge of Allegiance, and assembled our big stack of textbooks. By trying to recreate a public school in our basement, homeschooling quickly came to feel like a big, heavy sack of rocks.

Our homeschooling experience was transformed when we made homeschooling who we were instead of a burden. We carefully chose some curriculum, and we did a lot of lifestyle learning together. We took art lessons. We went on lots of field trips. We volunteered. We read books aloud.

In 1999 we began to combine our homeschool experience with our love of history to develop Bible-based, easy-to-use homeschool curriculum. Our curriculum uses narrative lessons, original source documents, rich literature, and hands-on activities to help parents and children love history.

~Ray and Charlene Notgrass

American Exceptional Students Association


American Exceptional Students Association was formed in 2018 to address the overwhelming need for special education services in the state.

Today, AESA offers information and resources to families of students with special needs in any educational setting.

We are proud to sponsor the 2020 Empowering Exceptional Students of America Special Education Convention

The EESA Convention offers a fantastic opportunity for exposure to new and veteran special education families, allowing qualified businesses and organizations to showcase your products and services. Our sponsors receive outstanding brand exposure and exclusive benefits before, during, and after the convention.


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