ERIC Number: ED232402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Special Transportation Services: "A Best Practices Guide."
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Div. of Specialized Education Services.
The booklet presents recommendations from an Illinois task force on procedures for transporting special education students to and from public schools. An introductory chapter considers eligibility for special transportation services and suggests the types of information that should be involved in the decision. Desirable vehicle characteristics, such as locking systems for wheelchairs and additional safety mirrors, are described. Two separate sections address the selection, training, and evaluation of drivers and of aides. The need for students to be trained in safety and management procedures is cited, as are crisis intervention techniques. Field trips, temporary disabilities, and transportation for private school placements are briefly discussed. Among appendixes is a list of selected resources on transportation for special education students. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Div. of Specialized Education Services.
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