Transporting students with disabilities
Ensure compassionate care with compassionate drivers
Thorough training of caring drivers means children with developmental disabilities prosper.
Your students with special physical and emotional needs deserve the highest quality care, and we deliver exactly that through our rigorous training programs. This ensures you’re able to address issues including:
- Student behavior management
- Evacuations in the event of an emergency
- Specialty equipment
- Laws and liabilities
Buses routed each year across all major routing software platforms
Student journeys completed every day
Partner with First Student and you’ll get:
Inclusion, Sensitivity, and Behavior Training
Drivers develop an understanding of a variety of learning abilities, learn how to help children with developmental disabilities and their peers interact positively, and gain skills in managing extreme behaviors when a child becomes stressed.
We train drivers and bus monitors to expertly load and unload and care for disabled students and their equipment. First Student offers all necessary equipment and accommodations, including wheelchair-accessible buses.
Drivers stay up to date on laws and regulations, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
In the event of an emergency, drivers learn how to evacuate the bus quickly, safely, and without injury.
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Special Needs Transportation Partnership In Action
Hear the importance that Milwaukee Public Schools and First Student staff put on the safe transportation of their special needs students and their education.