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Tips on proper spec'ing of special-needs buses
December 1, 1998

One of the many challenges of transporting students with disabilities is properly spec'ing the school bus, which must be equipped to meet the varying demands of disabled children.

Test your knowledge with these 10 questions
October 1, 1998

The questions are drawn from the competency examination included in the "Train the Trainers Text - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities," written by Dr. Robert J. Cross and published by the National School Transportation Academy.

Heat-sensitive students have special A/C needs
September 1, 1998

The heat-sensitive are prone to heat exhaustion or heat prostration during their bus ride. Cold-sensitive students require steady temperature levels high enough for their safety, health and comfort.

Develop Safe Habits Around Wheelchair Lifts
August 1, 1998

Injuries to students and staff during wheelchair lift use are probably less rare than you think. Although school bus operators have varying wheelchair lift procedures, there are some basic safety tips that can be shared with all drivers and aides.

How to take advantage of OT/PT staff's expertise
June 1, 1998

More and more transportation officials are realizing how important therapists are in school transportation. The question, then, is how can we begin to bridge the gap between therapists and the transportation department?

Drivers who build bridges make the journey easier
April 1, 1998

Relationship-savvy drivers perceive the needs that underlie problem behavior, understand those needs aren't going away and find constructive ways to fulfill them.

Extensive policy needed to handle DNR orders
March 1, 1998

Many parents with severely impaired children have acquired written orders that restrict others from trying to resuscitate their children if they shoul...

How to Organize a Special-Needs Roadeo
February 1, 1998

We think we've hit upon a great way to improve special-needs training and have a little fun in the process. Modeled after traditional school bus roade...

Special care required for asthma attacks
February 1, 1998

Often asthma attacks begin suddenly, with no warning. They may begin even when a person is at rest. Although symptoms may follow heavy exertion, expos...

Wheelchair maker takes a step in the right direction
February 1, 1998

As we prepare for the annual National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities, scheduled March 4-8 in Orlando, Fla, a maj...

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