Paper on Best-Practices for Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses. 

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also, in other news, the AAP board announced on May 24, the departure of Dr. Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP as CEO/Executive VP, as her three-year contract has concluded. A national search is being launched to fill the position, the board noted.

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#TSD2018: Bus Training Aims for Special Needs Independence

The Individuals with Disabilities Act prescribes that students in special education programs who utilize school bus service as part of their Individualized Education Program should receive similar transportation as their nondisabled peers. But in reality, that’s not always the case.

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CSRS Decisions During IEP Avoid Seclusion, Restraint Issues

With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) to avoid confusion when applying them for Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

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The Guts to Keep Pushing

We've all been there. We make a suggestion that we're certain will make things better. Instead of being greeted with support or acceptance we're met with waffling, or worse yet, resistance. Whether it's stated or not, the message is clear – "Please move on to other issues." Frequently it sounds something like this: "Thank you for your suggestion. We'll take it under consideration."

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