ERIC Number: ED226543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
New York State School Bus Driver Instructional Program for Transporting Students with Handicapping Conditions. Basic Unit V (Revised).
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Management Services.
Intended to be used as part of the existing school bus driver training program in New York State, the guide sets forth responsibilities and suggestions for transporting students with handicapping conditions. School district and BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) responsibilities for transportation are outlined. General guidelines are given for bus drivers, along with basic information on ways to reinforce acceptable behavior. A large section of the guide is devoted to describing major handicapping conditions and implications for bus drivers. Described in this section are mental retardation, physical handicaps, learning disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, emotional disturbances, and autism. Special problems addressed and their transportaton implications include hyperactivity, acting out behavior, biting, self abuse, epilepsy, diabetes, and asthma. Other topics covered are considerations in boarding and leaving the bus and performing bus drills. A final section suggests ways in which bus drivers can deal with administrators, parents, and committees on the handicapped. Ten appendixes include sensitivity suggestions and activities and a description of first aid procedures for grand mal epilepsy. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Management Services.
Identifiers: Bus Drivers; New York
Note: Funding for the project was provided by the Governor's Interdepartmental Traffic Safety Committee.