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The NAPT Special Needs Transportation Training Track will be offered at the NAPT SUMMIT

The following 11 classes and workshops will be offered in Grand Rapids this October, as part of our Special Needs Track. Participants who wish to receive SNT 106 credit, must attend any three of the seven sessions marked with * and complete the provided assignment. We're excited about the line-up:

NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems (SNT 102) — Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
This course uses the most current curriculum approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to teach the proper use and installation of Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses.

*Student Tracking for Medicaid Reimbursement — Sunday 2:50-3:20 p.m.
Transportation of special needs students can be one of the most costly transportation expenses that a school district incurs. The federal government provides for the reimbursement of at least a portion of the cost to school districts of transporting special needs students who meet certain criteria through a Medicaid reimbursement process. The eligibility criteria and the processes are outlined in this informative session.

*Hot Topics in Special Needs Transportation (SNT 106) — Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
This interactive session will focus on the transportation "hot topics" industry professionals must address while providing transportation services for students with disabilities. Cameras on buses, the length of the bus ride, bullying, service animals and much more will be discussed.

*Parent & Client Perspectives — Monday 9:35-10:05 a.m.
An assembled panel of experts including parents, clients and transportation professionals will examine the many nuances involved in providing student transportation services, with special attention to the positive interpersonal relationship-building that is critical to success.

Special Needs Transportation (SNT 101) — Monday 1-5 p.m.
This cornerstone of the NAPT SNT Program uses the most recent edition of the NAPT Manual for Transporting Children with Disabilities, written by Dr. Linda Bluth, to explore the legal basis for special needs transportation.

*Rock Your Disability! — Monday 4-4:45 p.m.
A rare virus sidelined Victoria Arlen when she was 11 years old, leaving her partially paralyzed but 100 percent determined to succeed. As a member of the U. S. Paralympic swimming team, she earned a gold medal, three silvers and a world-record in the women's 200 freestyle. Her inspiring presentation is brought to you by Q'Straint and NAPT.

*Transporting Critically Ill Students — Monday 2:05-2:35 p.m.
Transporting medically fragile students is a special subset of student transportation, requiring specialized skills and credentials over and above of what is expected in general education transportation. Join us for an in-depth study of the issues involved in transporting this unique population.

Wheelchair Securement — Tuesday 7-9 a.m.
This two-hour, hands-on, interactive session will provide techniques in the proper use and operation involved in wheelchair securement.

*The Importance of Travel Training — Tuesday 11:20-11:50 p.m.
The goal of this session is to provide transportation professionals with strategies for integrating transportation content, including travel instruction, into the educational experience students with disabilities and discuss why public transportation education is critical to students' post-secondar more

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