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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...
Supporting students with diabetes on the bus
April 1, 2004

According to the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), approximately 206,000 people under the age of 20 have diabetes, which is up from 151,000 ...

Wheelchair securement, harassment are key topics
April 1, 2004
ATLANTA — About 450 special-needs transporters assembled to share innovative practices and forge valuable relationships at the 13th National Co...
Diabetes resource made available
March 1, 2004
BETHESDA, Md. — Increased incidence of diabetes in children has prompted the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to release a new resource for ...
Identifying key challenges in special-needs transportation
March 1, 2004
In SBF’s 2004 exclusive special-needs survey (see February issue, pg. 20), transportation directors and managers from across the country were a...
Functionality and Convenience, The Latest in Wheelchair Lifts
February 1, 2004

School bus operators looking to upgrade or purchase new wheelchair lifts understand the importance of features that ensure a safe, secure and comforta...

Special-needs students deserve additional effort
February 1, 2004

With all of the hurdles facing school bus operators — tight budgets, growing regulatory demands, driver/aide shortages and discipline problems on buse...

Foresight and Flexibility Help Keep Childhood Development Services Ahead of the Curve
February 1, 2004
The prevailing attitude at Childhood Development Services (CDS) in Ocala, Fla., is “We’re here for the children and not for each other,” says Neal Bea...
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...

Memo calls for better relations between schools, bus operators
October 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The importance of involving school bus operators in transportation planning for disabled children was bolstered in an Aug. 22 memor...

11 Special-Needs Driver Team Mistakes and Their Remedies
September 1, 2003

The school bus driver is the leader of the special-needs driver team and, as such, has many responsibilities to fulfill for a successful and safe rout...

Take nothing in life for granted
August 1, 2003

We have all heard a million catch phrases accentuating the day-to-day activities that make us similar as human beings. “She ties her shoelaces the sam...

Riding with Jordan: A Day in the Life of a Fragile Student
August 1, 2003

7:40 a.m.: The pickup
On a quiet, residential street in Torrance, Calif., on a cool June morning, a Laidlaw school bus rolls up in fron...

Fire and ice: Transporting students with liquid oxygen
June 1, 2003

Are school transportation officials taking appropriate precautions when transporting oxygen? The Maryland State Department of Education publishes guid...

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...

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Norman's struggle
March 1, 2003

Standing alone, his back pressed against the school wall, Norman hides in the protection of his high-collared coat. His gaze is fixed on infinity. As ...

Building Driver-Assistant Partnerships on the Special-Needs Bus
February 1, 2003

In school transportation, namely with special-needs students, stress management is dealing calmly and effectively with common situations such as tight...

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