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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.

Opinions Vary on Driver's Role in Medical Emergencies
March 1, 1999

School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.

5 Easy Pieces to a Better Special-Needs Program
March 1, 1999

These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.

The ABCD's of a behavior intervention plan
March 1, 1999

Behavior problems exhibited by students with disabilities are not uncommon on the school bus.

Improve Your Special-Needs Evacuation Drills
February 1, 1999

Emergency evacuations require staff to make vital decisions under tremendous pressure. Make sure they're properly prepared.

Language should focus on abilities, not disabilities
February 1, 1999

How we speak to and about the students with disabilities who ride school buses can influence their perception of themselves and others' perceptions of them.

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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