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Learning Through Competition at the Special-Needs Roadeo
April 1, 2001

Twenty-one teams gather in the parking lot of Metro Tech Vocational Institute in Phoenix on a chilly March morning during the National Conference on T...

Program coordinator brings nurses, transporters together
March 1, 2001

Janice Gentz, staff and program coordinator at the Center for Handicapped Children Inc. in Chautaugua, N.Y., recently spoke about special-needs transp...

Using Sight, Sound and Touch to Communicate with Special-Needs Students
February 1, 2001

As a school bus driver and transportation director, “Never put them on unless you know how to get them off!” became my repeated catchphras...

What You Need to Know About Latex Allergies
February 1, 2001

As an increasing number of students are being diagnosed with latex allergies, school bus operators must learn to minimize triggers, while at the same time gearing up for potential reactions.

Survey takes first step in tracking special-needs busing
February 1, 2001

Transporting children with disabilities has become an increasingly complex task for school bus fleets across the country. Fleet managers do the best they can, often with extremely limited resources in terms of time and staff. Merely keeping up with the latest developments in special-needs education and transportation presents an extraordinary challenge.

Guidelines for transporting students with spina bifida
December 1, 2000

Symptoms, treatment and transportation strategies for students with spina bifida.

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.

Safety Restraint Options for Children with Special Needs
August 1, 2000

In this second of a three-part series, the authors explain how to properly position a child's legs and how to use booster seats and safety vests.

Violence Prevention Is a Top Concern for Special-Needs Transporters
April 1, 2000

Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.

Occupant Restraint for Children with Special Needs: Part 1
March 1, 2000

In Part 1 of a three-part series, tips on effective restraint of children who need head/trunk support.

How we developed a special-needs training course
March 1, 2000

Too often, new school bus drivers and attendants are assigned the task of transporting special-education students without adequate training.

Searching for solutions to severe behavior problems
February 1, 2000

As a new bus driver, I quickly learn that students with behavior problems can be very interesting to work with, indeed. A couple of decades later, I am a supervisor, but still heavily involved in serving students with special needs.

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.

A New Role for Transportation in the Reauthorized IDEA
August 1, 1999

School bus operators need to consider the 'benefits' of transporting children with disabilities.

Creating guidelines requires strong commitment (and coffee)
June 1, 1999

California officials have often been asked questions regarding school transportation to which there were no concrete answers and no “best practices” manual to which they could refer.

Four days to safer installation of child safety seats in buses
April 1, 1999

If the school bus is indeed an extension of the classroom, then a change in education is evidenced by the passengers who are being transported today.

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