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Appropriate touching on the special-needs bus
April 1, 2006

Any touching related to specific student handling requirements on the special-needs bus is appropriate and should be done in a timely manner.

Q&A: Invasive Procedures May Be Beyond Drivers' Scope
November 1, 2005

Navigating a school bus full of students is challenging enough as it is. Are drivers being subjected to undue stress when they are required to also perform some types of invasive actions on medically complex passengers? Should some procedures be left to a nurse or the IEP team?

Collaboration is Key to Success in Romeoville
February 1, 2005

Providing quality transportation service to special-needs students is a team effort at Valley View School District (VVSD) in Romeoville, Ill.

The...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part II)
October 1, 2004

16. Explain diesel fumes to parents

Over the past few years, several diesel exhaust studies have created fears about the possible hazards of...

Superb Special-Needs Service Is the Norm at North Monterey County
November 1, 2003

North Monterey County Unified School District in Moss Landing, Calif., transports approximately 2,500 students between home and school daily. Of these...

IEPs, Regulatory Issues Pervade Special-Needs Show
April 1, 2003

Approximately 550 special-education experts and transportation personnel traveled to Indianapolis for the 12th Annual National Conference and Exhibiti...

Spring Branch ISD Takes Two-Sided Approach to Success
February 1, 2003

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston believes it can provide better transportation service to its students by splitting the program. O...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

Managing Violent Special-Needs Students
August 1, 2002

In a small rural town in Iowa, 10-year-old Josh, who has autism, rode the bus to school each morning. After picking him up, the driver would go about ...

How to Become Captain of a Winning IEP Team
August 1, 2002

As a related service provider who attends IEP meetings regularly, I am amazed that I am often the person responsible for leading the team in its discu...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

Best Practices for Loading and Unloading Wheelchair Students
February 1, 2000

Although there are exceptions, industry experts say specific lift procedures need to be closely followed. Driver and attendant training is critical, they add.

A New Role for Transportation in the Reauthorized IDEA
August 1, 1999

School bus operators need to consider the 'benefits' of transporting children with disabilities.

Opinions Vary on Driver's Role in Medical Emergencies
March 1, 1999

School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.

5 Easy Pieces to a Better Special-Needs Program
March 1, 1999

These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.

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