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How Parents and School Bus Drivers Can Calm Autistic Students

Sensory sensitivity is a common characteristic of children with autism. Strange surroundings, loud noises, bright lights, and a lot of physical activity all can be overwhelming to autistic children. That can turn a school bus ride into a nightmare for child and school bus driver alike. Getting an autistic child to school in safety is a bus driver’s main task, but seeing to their needs enroute is not within the purview or experience of most bus drivers.

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School Bus Safety Checklist for Parents and Kids from Zonar

SEATTLE — Each October, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) hosts National School Bus Safety Week—five days that are dedicated to highlighting the importance of school bus safety among parents, school officials and motorists. In celebration of this year’s theme, “My Driver - My Safety Hero!,” Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, developed an easy-to-follow printable checklist1 for families and students to help keep them safe while on the school bus.

Ride Service for Kids Comes to San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The stress of hectic back-to-school driving schedules is being mitigated with the arrival of HopSkipDrive’s new ride service in San Diego, for safely transporting kids to their schools, parents and families.

Accuracy of School Bus Apps Relies on Routing Data

Are there inherent inefficiencies that are still an issue with school bus and student tracking apps? Are there issues with other new-generation high-tech products, such as lane change and braking software?

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