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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...

High costs, yes, but valuable returns, too
February 1, 2003

Shortly after I joined the staff of SCHOOL BUS FLEET more than eight years ago, I visited a school bus contractor here in Southern California and rode...

Are Your Drivers and Attendants Prepared for a Bus Fire?
November 1, 2002

It's good that the pupil transportation industry is blowing its horn lately, focusing on the relative safety of the school bus over other modes of tra...

Understanding autistic behaviors: Kent's story
November 1, 2002

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9 steps toward managing the behavior of ADHD kids
September 1, 2002

The following tips for dealing with students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were provided by Linda Classen, consultant on ADHD f...

Managing Violent Special-Needs Students
August 1, 2002

In a small rural town in Iowa, 10-year-old Josh, who has autism, rode the bus to school each morning. After picking him up, the driver would go about ...

How to Become Captain of a Winning IEP Team
August 1, 2002

As a related service provider who attends IEP meetings regularly, I am amazed that I am often the person responsible for leading the team in its discu...

Writing an effective special-needs transportation manual
June 1, 2002

At one point or another in our professional lives we've all been handed an employee manual filled with regulatory code and overly complex explanations...

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