Special Needs Transportation

Safety director from Minnesota earns special-needs endorsement

Posted on April 4, 2013

Caryn Erickson has become the latest pupil transportation professional to achieve the Special Needs Transportation Training endorsement.

Erickson, who is safety director for bus operator Adam Services Inc. in St. Louis Park, Minn., recently completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation program, which provides educational opportunities for transportation personnel who serve students with disabilities.

A complete list of Special Needs Transportation Training Program elements is available here.

 Other recent news on the special-needs program:

Virginia pupil transporter completes special-needs training

Related Topics: NAPT

Comments ( 1 )
  • Kala Henkensiefken

     | about 4 years ago

    Congrats Caryn!

More Stories

Portable Child Restraint

HSM Transportation Solutions’ C.E. White Portable Child Restraint for school buses, a five-point restraint system, is designed to accommodate children weighing 20 to 90 pounds and up to 57 inches in height.

CUSD 300's Susan Rohlwing (left), director of education services, and Donna Bordsen, director of transportation, work closely to enhance special-needs transportation.

Special-Needs Partnership Boosts Driver Training

At CUSD 300 in Illinois, the transportation and special-education departments have joined forces to develop new training tools for drivers and aides and to provide a consistent experience for students.

One of NAPT’s strategic goals is to increase the number of pupil transportation professionals who are certified. Seen here is the association’s 2016 Summit in Kansas City, Missouri.

15 NAPT Members Earn Certifications

The achievements tie in to one of the association’s goals: to increase the number of pupil transportation professionals who are certified by NAPT. One of the certifications focuses on special-needs transportation.


Student Helps Boy Having Seizure on School Bus

Amyhia Draper of Nebraska sees the boy begin to have a seizure and she and another student turn him on his side. She learned what to do in such situations from her mother, a daycare professional.

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!