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Articles/News - Special Needs Transportation

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Paying Parents for Transportation
January 1, 2002
When transportation is provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it must be provided at no cost to a parent. Transportati...
Dealing with Hearing-Impaired Riders
December 1, 2001

Because ability levels range widely among students with hearing impairments, it is vital that drivers and assistants work with students and their teac...

Securing Special-Needs Equipment on the Bus
November 1, 2001

With the bulk of medical and therapeutic equipment student transporters are required to haul these days, it’s easy to feel like you are driving ...

Special-needs handbook digs beneath the surface
September 1, 2001

One can immediately tell from the size of the table of contents (24 pages) that Dr. Ray Turner had his work cut out for him when he wrote his "Special...

Special-needs institute paves new ground for Texas operators.
August 1, 2001

The inaugural two-day Summer Institute on Transporting Students with Disabilities was held June 7 and 8 at the Region IV Education Service Center (ESC...

Safe Transportation of Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters
June 1, 2001

There is no doubt that motorized wheelchairs are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Some motorized wheelchairs have power tilt and power recline cap...

Keys to Proper Spec'ing of Wheelchair Lifts
June 1, 2001

With so many new types of wheelchairs on the market, spec'ing a wheelchair lift for a school bus has become a complex task.

Some help is availab...

How to Load and Secure Students in Wheelchairs
April 1, 2001

You have been notified by the special education department that a new student has moved into your county and that you will need to start transporting ...

Creating a Safe Transportation Team -- Lessons from the National Special-Needs Conference
April 1, 2001

The 10th National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and the Preschool Population took place in Phoenix in early Mar...

Learning Through Competition at the Special-Needs Roadeo
April 1, 2001

Twenty-one teams gather in the parking lot of Metro Tech Vocational Institute in Phoenix on a chilly March morning during the National Conference on T...

Program coordinator brings nurses, transporters together
March 1, 2001

Janice Gentz, staff and program coordinator at the Center for Handicapped Children Inc. in Chautaugua, N.Y., recently spoke about special-needs transp...

Using Sight, Sound and Touch to Communicate with Special-Needs Students
February 1, 2001

As a school bus driver and transportation director, “Never put them on unless you know how to get them off!” became my repeated catchphras...

What You Need to Know About Latex Allergies
February 1, 2001

As an increasing number of students are being diagnosed with latex allergies, school bus operators must learn to minimize triggers, while at the same time gearing up for potential reactions.

Survey takes first step in tracking special-needs busing
February 1, 2001

Transporting children with disabilities has become an increasingly complex task for school bus fleets across the country. Fleet managers do the best they can, often with extremely limited resources in terms of time and staff. Merely keeping up with the latest developments in special-needs education and transportation presents an extraordinary challenge.

Guidelines for transporting students with spina bifida
December 1, 2000

Symptoms, treatment and transportation strategies for students with spina bifida.

Driver certification developed for wheelchair transportation
September 1, 2000

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services recently issued a position paper that focuses on the importance of driver training in ensuring the safe transportation of children to and from school and school-related activities. ... The paper also includes an important message about drivers of special-needs students.

Impact of wheelchair standard from an OT/PT perspective
August 1, 2000

The ANSI/RESNA standard specifies general design requirements, test procedures and performance requirements for wheelchairs that may be used in a wide range of transportation modes, including school buses, transit buses, over-the-road coaches and personally licensed vehicles.

Safety Restraint Options for Children with Special Needs
August 1, 2000

In this second of a three-part series, the authors explain how to properly position a child's legs and how to use booster seats and safety vests.

Violence Prevention Is a Top Concern for Special-Needs Transporters
April 1, 2000

Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.

Occupant Restraint for Children with Special Needs: Part 1
March 1, 2000

In Part 1 of a three-part series, tips on effective restraint of children who need head/trunk support.

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