ERIC Number: ED254018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Transporting Handicapped Students: A Resource Manual and Recommended Guidelines for School Transportation and Special Education Personnel.
Bluth, Linda Fran
The manual is intended to recommend policy guidelines for special educators and transporters of handicapped students. Beginning with a review of the requirements of P.L. 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and a discussion of transportation as a related service provided to handicapped students, the manual proceeds to considerations and recommendations regarding vehicle ownership, cost, length of ride, and location of pick-up and drop-off points. Implications of the individualized education program for transportation services and decisionmaking are analyzed, as are disciplinary and suspension procedures as they relate to transportation issues. Additional topics include transportation safety (assistive devices, emergencies, evacuation drills) and personnel training (handicapped student management, aides' roles, first aid). The manual concludes with a list of recommended guidelines for transporting handicapped students, which provides a summary of administrative procedures and related comments in chart form. (CL)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Safety, School Policy
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc., 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 315, Washington, DC 20006 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act