Special Needs Transportation

Dates set for 2011 California special-needs conference

Posted on December 3, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Education (DOE) will offer a two-day Transporting Children with Special Needs Conference here and in and Fresno County next summer.

Topics scheduled to be covered during the conference include understanding the special-education process, confidentiality and the special-education student, public and community relations/mandated reporting, behavior management, proper securement of wheelchairs and their occupants, special-education evacuation, and special-education policies and best practices.

State certified instructors, behind-the-wheel trainers, transportation administrators and supervisors, dispatchers, as well as anyone with a direct connection to special-needs transportation are invited to attend the conference.

It will be held at the state DOE Office of Student Transportation facility June 22-23, 2011, and in Fresno County June 28-29, 2011. The registration fee is $150 per person. For more information, call (916) 375-7100.

Related Topics: California, conferences

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools’ Special Needs Physical Performance Test (SNPPT) for aides and drivers is composed of 11 standards. Shown here, Teena Mitchell (left), special-needs transportation coordinator for the district, tests a driver on SNPPT standard number 7, which is securing cam straps around a seat and securing a safety vest within three minutes.

PHOTOS: Special-Needs Physical Testing Program

Greenville County (S.C.) Schools’ Special Needs Physical Performance Test is conducted every year to ensure that special-needs drivers and attendants have the skills and abilities required to do the job.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!