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Transporting Students with Disabilities

Ensure compassionate care with well-trained drivers

Thorough training of drivers helps children with developmental disabilities prosper.

Transporting students with physical and emotional disabilities requires experience, specialized training, and compassion. We’re dedicated to educating our staff on the characteristics of disabilities and how to address challenges and ensure a safe and enjoyable ride for every student.

Our rigorous training programs addresses issues, including:

  • Student behavior management
  • Evacuations in the event of an emergency
  • Specialty equipment
  • Laws and liabilities
First Student Partners with Milwaukee Public Schools to Run Special Needs Transportation
2x

Employs African Americans at a rate two times higher than the U.S. average.

42,200

School buses driven

10,000

Drivers hired every year through our national recruiting team

30,000

Buses routed each year across all major routing software platforms

Compassion, Experience and Specialized Training.​

Every child with physical and developmental disabilities and other concerns is an individual with unique characteristics, unique personalities and unique challenges. First Student is dedicated to educating our staff on the characteristics of disabilities and how to address challenges, ensuring a safe and enjoyable bus ride for every student.

First Student drivers are the face of our company, but there is a whole team that stands behind and supports them. From routing and dispatch to maintenance and safety, we’ve built our entire system around our promise to protect every student, every day. When you partner with us, you get that promise in action.​

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Our concern extends beyond just getting your student from point-A to point-B, and extends to your student’s emotional safety. Our innovative FirstServes special education training equips our staff with the tools they need to deliver your students emotionally ready to learn​.

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First Student seeks out, tests and develops the industry’s best vehicle technology, hardware, and software to deliver on our promise to school district partners.​

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You Can Trust First Student to Safely Transport All Your Students