WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two more state conferences on special-needs transportation are slated to be held here this year.

The California Department of Education’s Office of School Transportation (OST) held an edition of its two-day Transporting Passengers with Special Needs conference in early January. OST will hold the conference again April 14-15 and Nov. 17-18.

The event will focus on two main subject areas: when and how to transport children with special needs. A few of the specific topics to be covered are navigating the special-education process, restraints and seclusion, loading and unloading, proper securement of passengers and wheelchairs, and transporting medications/adaptive devices.

The cost for attending the conference is $150 per person. The events will be held at OST’s training facility in West Sacramento.

To view an information flyer on the 2015 conferences, click here. For the application form, go here.

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