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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?

Pop quiz: special needs guidelines
August 1, 2005

Following in the footsteps of the recent Shop Talk test (June/July issue, pg. 66), we present this quiz covering important medical conditions, acronym...

How to avoid air-conditioning failure on the special-needs bus
June 1, 2005
Air conditioning cools, circulates, cleans and dehumidifies the air. Driver team members can minimize special-needs students’ exposure to dehydration,...
Sustaining a vital link between school and home
April 1, 2005

When it came time for the wheels on the bus to go ‘round and ‘round to take my 3-year-old son to developmental preschool, this nervous mother was abou...

Florida team wins special-needs roadeo
April 1, 2005

PHOENIX — A veteran pair of pupil transportation professionals placed first in the Eighth Annual National Special Needs Team Roadeo.

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Conference takes on challenging needs
April 1, 2005

PHOENIX — About 500 professionals gathered last month to discuss pressing issues and share best practices on special-needs transportation.

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5 ways to make your bus fun for autistic kids
March 1, 2005

My 8-year-old autistic son stands at our living room window watching for his shiny yellow school bus to come up our driveway at 7:30 each weekday morn...

Keys to safely transporting students with tracheostomies
February 1, 2005

Thoughtful planning is required to safely and smoothly integrate a student with a tracheostomy into school activities. Transporting the child with a t...

Special needs calls for special training
February 1, 2005

You hold in your hands the latest and greatest edition of SBF February, also known as the Special-Needs Issue. As you’ll see, we’ve gone to great leng...

Edupro, NAPT partner for special-needs roadeo
February 1, 2005

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The Chandler Unified School District’s transportation center will host the 8th National Special-Needs Team Safety Roadeo, scheduled ...

10 common mistakes with child safety seats
December 1, 2004
When installing a child safety seat, considerations such as the weight of the child and which direction he or she should face are critical. Avoid the ...
What You Need to Know About Transporting Service Animals
November 1, 2004

Students with disabilities have the right to bring their service dogs not only to school with them, but also on the school bus. Our newest passengers ...

Keys to communicating with the hearing impaired
November 1, 2004

By understanding the various types and degrees of hearing loss, along with the more effective ways of interacting with hearing-impaired passengers, sc...

Teen dies after climbing out school bus window
November 1, 2004

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — An emotionally troubled 15-year-old died after falling from a window of a moving school bus, authorities said.

Rocky Joe Dock...

Retractor safety bulletin issued
November 1, 2004

BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Sure-Lok has issued a safety bulletin on its retractable wheelchair tiedown assemblies.

According to the bulletin, a component-...

SBIC pulls more than its weight
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the pupil transportation industry pulled together, literally, to help raise money for the Special Olympics of Virginia a...

PTSI launches new in-service package
October 1, 2004
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A new in-service training program has been released to help Head Start drivers and monitors foster safety consciousness and maintain ...
Need-to-know needs
October 1, 2004
How much medical information do bus drivers at your operation have access to regarding special-needs passengers? How much do they need to know? Member...
How to identify and respond to insect sting allergies
June 1, 2004
Special-needs drivers and teams must take extra precaution during the summer to protect students with disabilities and severe allergic reactions again...
Special-needs training materials
June 1, 2004
Product Review The following review was contributed by Kathleen Furneaux, director of operations at the Pupil Transportation Safety Institut...

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