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Cover Story - February 2011 2011

Understanding Children With Autism

By: Jocelyn Taylor, MS CCC SLP

An expert on the disorder explains the reasons behind students’ disruptive or inappropriate behavior and offers tips for how pupil transporters can respond to improve the quality of students’ lives in and outside the school bus.

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Keep spreading the ‘Love’

ASBC coordinates Love the Bus and provides plenty of resources, but it’s up to you to make sure that there are celebrations in your area.


NAPT News & Views

The idea that school bus drivers in particular need to be recruited and mentored has taken root recently to address a troublesome demographic reality: fewer and fewer young people are choosing "school bus driver" as a career.

Braun Corp. eliminated the standard diagnostics system from its lifts when it was discovered that the system overcomplicated lift maintenance and repair.

Simplifying Wheelchair Lifts

The wheelchair lift industry is moving toward technology that reduces equipment complications and helps users better understand how to operate and maintain their lifts.

Directors Chris Ellison (left), Michael Shields, Pete Meslin and Peter Lawrence discuss issues impacting their departments and other school bus operations across the country.

Keeping the Yellow Bus Running

Four transportation directors sit down to assess the state of the nation’s school bus systems. Hear their thoughts on targeting efficiency, cutting down on bullying, contributing to student achievement and more.


Mighty Night Light

The Mighty Night Light is a small, high-powered LED white light intended for both commercial and public safety use.


FlexMod Voltage Sensing Relay and Timer

When a vehicle such as a school bus is left idling with onboard loads, a battery deficit can arise. The FlexMod Voltage Sensing Relay and Timer conserves the starting power of a vehicle battery by shutting off auxiliary loads when starting voltage drops to a low level or a pre-set timer times out.

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