ERIC Number: ED401663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Your Child on the Bus: Transporting Students with Special Needs.
Rogers, Byron, Ed.; Ensign, Arselia, Ed.
PAM Repeater, n101 Sep 1996
This guide for Michigan parents of children with physical disabilities provides a synopsis of information and suggestions on school bus transportation gained from a series of four workshops. Topics covered include: (1) planning (determining just what the student's special transportation needs are by the Individualized Educational Planning Committee); (2) communication (such as always communicating to transportation personnel any necessary changes such as an alternate drop site); (3) safety of equipment (for example, keeping all special equipment such as wheelchairs in top condition); (4) clothing (for example, dressing the child appropriately for the circumstances); (5) loading and unloading; (6) preparing for the ride (for example, ensuring that the child is emotionally and physically prepared); and (7) problem solving (such as dealing directly and thoughtfully with the persons most involved). (DB)
Descriptors: Bus Drivers, Bus Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Student Transportation, Transportation
Physically Impaired Association of Michigan, PAM Assistance Centre, 1023 S US 27, St. Johns, MI 48879-2424; toll-free telephone: 800-274-7426 ($2).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: PAM Assistance Centre, Lansing, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan