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ERIC Number: ED534424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Transportation of Wheelchair Seated Students in School Buses: A Review of State Policy
Moore, Britta; Fuhrman, Susan; Karg, Patricia
RESNA (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Las Vegas, NV, Jun 26-30, 2010)
This study quantitatively reviews publicly available state policies as they relate to the transportation of wheelchair-seated students in school buses. Inclusion of best practices in specially equipped school bus and driver training policies was assessed. Key points of interest within state policies were identified based on site visits, common policies among state documents, and frequently cited best practices. Study results indicated that most states have partially or completely incorporated the National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) guidelines, a comprehensive document that provides guidance on safe pupil transportation. State policies more frequently reflect NCST guidelines for bus specifications than for driver training directives, and infrequently address specific driver training for special needs transportation. (Contains 3 figures.) [Additional funding for this paper was provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Wheelchair Transportation Safety.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)