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Pop quiz: special needs guidelines


Following in the footsteps of the recent Shop Talk test (June/July issue, pg. 66), we present this quiz covering important medical conditions, acronyms and legislation related to special-needs transportation.

Information for these questions was culled from several sources, including the National School Transportation Specifications & Procedures manual and the California Association of School Transportation Officials’ Access & Mobility guide.
1. Whenever possible, wheelchairs transported in school buses should be positioned in:

(A) Rear-facing orientation

(B) Window-facing orientation

(C) Forward-facing orientation

(D) Aisle-facing orientation
2. An extreme allergic reaction to bee stings, medicine, latex, etc. is known as:

(A) Hypoglycemia

(B) Hypertension

(C) Epileptic Seizure

(D) Anaphylactic Shock
3. Which of the following is a disorder involving mucus buildup and recurrent infections in the lungs?

(A) Cerebral Palsy

(B) Cystic Fibrosis

(C) Hypotonia

(D) None of the above
4. What does the acronym IEP stand for?

(A) Institution for Extraordinary Pupils

(B) Individualized Education Program

(C) Informational Exemption for Privacy

(D) Information for Educating Passengers
5. What does the acronym LRE stand for?

(A) Low Risk Egress

(B) Least Restrictive Environment

(C) Least Rights Expected

(D) Longest Ride Endurable
{+PAGEBREAK+} 6. Medical and other personal information given to transportation staff to assist in the orderly and safe transportation of a student is protected by provisions of the:

(A) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

(B) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

(C) Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

(D) None of the above
7. Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which later became the IDEA, in which year?

(A) 1965

(B) 1970

(C) 1975

(D) 1980
8. The Americans With Disabilities Act, which enforces the nondiscrimination of persons with disabilities, was passed in:

(A) 1987

(B) 1988

(C) 1989

(D) 1990
9. The concept that all children, regardless of the severity of their disability, can benefit from education and therefore cannot be excluded from public education is:

(A) Mainstreaming

(B) Zero Reject

(C) Due Process

(D) Remediation


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