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Special-needs school gets new bus
March 2, 2012
The 16-passenger bus replaces a school van that held five students. The bus will be used for field trips and to transport students to jobs.
2 more complete NAPT special-needs training
March 2, 2012
Cindy Cain of First Canada is the 19th person to complete the program, and Kathleen Furneaux of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute is the 20th. The association’s program has a curriculum that consists of six special-needs courses in a variety of settings, and it is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
Special-needs student found unconscious on bus
March 2, 2012
The 8-year-old girl is found unconscious in her wheelchair shortly after the bus arrives at her school. She dies after being transported to a medical center.
Special-needs conference to cover myriad topics
March 1, 2012

Sessions during the 21st National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers will address such issues as medications on the school bus, transporters and the IEP, and dealing with difficult people.

New Canadian sales manager for Q’Straint, Sure-Lok
February 16, 2012
Paul Faucher brings more than 26 years of business experience to the wheelchair and occupant securement suppliers. He is also an accomplished athlete, having competed in short track speed skating in Canada and the U.S.
Special-needs conference offers half-time option
February 15, 2012
For those who can't get away for five days or want to cut costs, a half-time option is now available for the Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference. The offer is exclusive to those who register online between Feb. 15 and Feb. 29.
Man who longed to be a bus driver gets unexpected gift
February 6, 2012
Joey Moravchik, 40, is unable to become a school bus driver because he is developmentally disabled. His brother, Jeff, purchases a newly retired bus from Lake Shore Buses in Ashland, Wis., and surprises Moravchik with it on Christmas.
Durham honored for supporting Special Olympics chapter
February 3, 2012
The school bus contractor receives the Maggiano’s Hero Award from Special Olympics Illinois for its consistent volunteerism in the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, for providing buses and drivers for the Polar Plunge and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull, and for collecting new sports equipment for Area 2 as part of its Christmas drive.
Texas pupil transporter completes NAPT special-needs training
February 3, 2012
Debbie Jones, director of transportation at Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District, is the 18th person to complete the association’s Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program has a core curriculum of six special-needs courses in a variety of settings.
12 tips for effective special-needs training
February 3, 2012

Use local resources within your special-education department to train drivers and attendants in managing student behavior during the bus ride.

Students raise funds for much-needed bus
January 31, 2012
Project LIVE aims to take its special-needs students beyond the walls of their high school and into the community, but the program faced a challenge: It had no vehicle of its own to transport the students. Director Nicholas Slusser tells SBF about the tireless efforts to acquire a bus and to get it built and delivered ahead of schedule.
District to train special-ed students to use Metro
January 9, 2012
D.C. Public Schools and other city education leaders are identifying students who could be trained to take public transportation to school. The plan is designed to help reduce the $26,000-per-student annual cost of transporting them by school bus.
Special-needs bus involved in crash
January 5, 2012
Investigators who respond to the incident believe that as pickup truck driver Angela Brown approached a traffic signal on a highway’s off-ramp, she failed to stop, smashing into the rear of a police-owned Ford Fusion, and then striking the rear of the school bus as she continued on. One student on the bus is treated for a minor injury.
Registration extended for special-needs conference
January 3, 2012
The standard fees are extended until Feb. 29 for the National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers, to be held March 9-14 in Orlando, Fla. The registration fees will increase on March 1.
Transportation officials complete NAPT special-needs training program
December 5, 2011
Barry R. Sudduth in Virginia, Joy E. Winnie in Massachusetts, David Weissman in South Carolina and Karen Holstein in Texas are the 14th through 17th people, respectively, to complete the association’s Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program has a core curriculum of six special-needs courses in a variety of settings.
Facts on charter schools for special-needs students
December 2, 2011
A new guide from the National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities answers 10 common questions about charter schools, including whether they are responsible for providing transportation. The document includes links to state-specific resources.
Ohio pupil transporter completes NAPT special-needs training
December 2, 2011
Dona Marie Beauchea of FirstGroup America in Cincinnati is the 13th person in the nation to complete the association’s Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program has a core curriculum of six special-needs courses in a variety of different settings, and it is supplemented by two courses from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
Woman vandalizes buses, goes on joyride
December 2, 2011
Jillian Tetterton is arrested after she damages seven buses at a North Carolina primary school and then steals one used to transport special-needs students, with plans to take it to California. She faces multiple charges.
Special-needs driver acts quickly before bus fire
December 2, 2011
Kay Brown is praised for safely evacuating the students from her bus after she notices smoke coming from the engine compartment. The bus erupts into flames a short time later.
Focused on occupant safety
November 10, 2011

Ricon Corp.’s K and S Series wheelchair lifts feature an interlocked restraint belt, as well as barriers to prevent excessive rolling on the platform. The company offers training for operators and technicians.

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