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NAPT Special Needs Transportation training program reaches milestone

The NAPT is pleased to announce that Patricia Dorado has become the 50th graduate of the Special Needs Transportation program! She is an employee of Adams County School District 14, Commerce City, Colo.

The comprehensive program is a blend of classroom, hands-on activities and independent study. Currently, graduates of the program hail from 16 U.S. states and Canada.

"As the NAPT Special Needs Transportation Program Administrator, I am delighted to share the news about our first 50 individuals to complete the Special Needs Transportation Training program leading to a professional endorsement," acknowledges Dr. Linda F. Bluth. These transportation professionals have participated in a unique training program promoting education and learning about multiple aspects of transportation services for students with disabilities. Participants in the program have had the opportunity to be educated by national leaders and learn about up to date industry practices and facilitate their critical thinking and communication skills."

The NAPT Special Needs Transportation Training Program provides numerous 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.

The program has a core curriculum that consists of six special needs courses in a variety of different settings, including a school bus roadeo and a trade show of school transportation products and services. The core curriculum is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program. The syllabus for the core curriculum has been specifically designed to increase an individual's specific knowledge about transporting students with disabilities.

To access more information about the NAPT SNT program, including a detailed program description, application and SNT brochure, visit here.

To see the list of current graduates visit here. more

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