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Special Needs

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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Build a Best-Practice Alternative Transportation RFP

School districts face many challenges in supporting special needs transportation and it’s critical to contract with the right partner. To this end, the Request for Proposals (RFP) you issue for alternative transportation is crucial to your success. A purpose-built RFP functions as an effective tool to support a thorough due diligence process.

Wheelchair Securement Takeaways from National School Bus Training

School bus wheelchair securement manufacturer Q’STRAINT held School Bus NTS, its National Training Seminar, during the same week as America’s Safe Schools Bus Safety Week and National School Bus Safety Week. Seminar attendees included safety trainers and public school transportation directors, to name a few.

ALC Schools Student Transportation Div. Celebrates Milestone

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — American Logistics Company (ALC) today announced several key developments related to the company’s growing ALC Schools student transportation division. The announcement was made today at the 44th annual conference and trade show of the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the nation’s premier school transportation conference.

Missouri Districts Cope with Low School Bus Funding

Missouri districts are discussing running school bus operations amid low funding levels, even as the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education asked the state legislature for increased levels of school bus funding. Their goal is to cover 75 percent of district transportation costs within five years.

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