Special Needs Transportation

Linda Bluth blogs on IEP's role in transportation

Posted on January 2, 2014

Parents play a key role in ensuring that their special-needs child's transportation needs are met safely and appropriately, Linda Bluth writes in a new blog post for the National PTA (Parent Teacher Association).

Bluth, special initiatives program specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education and past president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation, explains in the blog post how parents should use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process to address transportation if individualized services are needed.

IEP team members, including the parents, must give input on how the child's disability impacts school bus safety, Bluth writes. She also informs parents on the danger zone around the school bus.

To read Bluth's blog post, go here.

Related Topics: IEP

Comments ( 3 )
  • Melanie

     | about 3 years ago

    Does anyone have a checklist to discern how and when a child should receive services such as; age, maturity level, outside activities, etc. that would help me help the IEP team with decision making. I have a student that I believe has been coddled and, after the conference, realize that I need to help the process get him moved forward so that he is not picked up at his residence (there is really no need) but should be able to negotiate the regular bus stop. Anything would help! Thanks!

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