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

Facilitates timely action to resolve student behavior incidents


Hours of specialized training for van drivers

First Student Partners with Milwaukee Public Schools to Run Special Needs Transportation

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.

Equipment Training

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.

Liability Training

Drivers stay up to date on laws and regulations, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Emergency Training

In the event of an emergency, drivers learn how to evacuate the bus quickly, safely, and without injury.

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.