ALBANY, N.Y. — Jean Zimmerman of the School District of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Fla., has successfully completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.
Zimmerman is the eighth person in the U.S. to achieve this recognition. She serves as supervisor of occupational and physical therapy for the Palm Beach district and is a frequent contributor to SBF.
The NAPT SNT Training Program provides numerous opportunities for transportation personnel serving students with disabilities to access educational opportunities at both local and national conferences, and to gain national recognition for their efforts.
The program has a core curriculum that consists of six special-needs courses in a variety of different settings, including a school bus roadeo and a trade show of school transportation products and services.
The core curriculum is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program. The syllabus for the core curriculum has been specifically designed to increase an individual’s specific knowledge about transporting students with disabilities, according to NAPT.
A complete list of NAPT SNT Program elements can be viewed on NAPT’s website.