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Fifth Student Transportation Professional Obtains NAPT Special Needs Endorsement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 11:00

Daniel Higbee of Mid City Transit in Middletown, N.Y., became the fifth person nationally to complete the Special Needs Endorsement from NAPT, the association announced.

The NAPT Special Needs Transportation training program provides opportunities for transportation personnel serving students with disabilities to access educational opportunities at both local and national conferences and to gain national recognition for their efforts. Higbee finished the requisite 24 hours of education, including a school bus roadeo and a trade show of school transportation products and services.

Higbie completed the NAPT Special Needs Endorsement in Kansas City, Mo., last month at the Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers National Conference. Coincidentally, he was the first winner of an all-expense-paid trip to the STN EXPO July 23-27 in Reno during a puzzle contest that played out at the NAPT Summit Trade Show last November in Portland, Ore.

Brianne Peck, NAPT's member services specialist, said the core curriculum is supplemented by eight hours of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series (PDS) Program. The syllabus for the core curriculum has been specifically designed to increase an individual’s specific knowledge about transporting students with disabilities.

Renee Davis of Spring (Texas) ISD, Nancy Kessler of Katy (Texas) ISD and Marisa Weisinger, of Innovative Transportation Solutions in Houston were the first to complete the NAPT Special Needs Endorsement last fall at the NAPT Summit. Last month, Dr. Linda Bluth, NAPT's president and the compliance coordinator at the Maryland State Department of Education, also obtained her endorsement.

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