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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...

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.

Help get the word out on transport wheelchairs
February 1, 2000

Students who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs represent only a small fraction of the approximately 23.5 million children who ride school buses to and from school each day. As such, they could be easily overlooked when it comes to occupant safety.

The ‘Next Generation’ of Protection for Wheelchair Passengers
February 1, 2000

With crash-tested securement points, the transport wheelchair will significantly improve passenger safety. Meanwhile, retractable securement systems already are having a positive impact.

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.

School loading zones should be wheelchair friendly
December 1, 1999

Extra care needs to be given to school loading-zone safety when buses for children with special-needs are involved, especially when the children are transported in wheelchairs.

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.

Wheelchair maker takes a step in the right direction
February 1, 1998

As we prepare for the annual National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities, scheduled March 4-8 in Orlando, Fla, a maj...

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