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Slips, trips and falls
August 1, 2006

Special-needs buses, especially those with wheelchair lifts, are high-risk environments for students because of the possibility of slips, trips and falls.

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.

Conference focuses on collaboration, communication
April 1, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla. — Warm weather and cool vibes helped usher in the 15th National Conference & Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers.

Group Harmony Keeps Operation in Sync With Community
February 1, 2006
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), located in Girard, Kan., a hilly, rural city that sits due west of the Missouri border, transport...
Q&A: Managing the Behavior of Autistic Students on the School Bus
February 1, 2006
Autistic children have difficulty communicating their wants and needs to others, which puts the task of deciphering their complex behavior in the hand...
10 Behavior Management Strategies for Special-Needs Students
February 1, 2006
Behavior management on school buses transporting special-needs students can be a difficult proposition. Not only do drivers and attendants have to dea...
40-plus sessions slated for special-needs event
February 1, 2006

MCLEAN, Va. — This year’s Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers Conference and Exhibition, scheduled March 3-8 in Orlando, Fla., will feature more than 40 “best practices” sessions for transportation professionals.

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.


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.


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...

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