20th National Conference and Exhibition of Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers
Join your colleagues at the 20th National Conference & Exhibition of Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers.
This conference offers more than 40 presentations and is recognized nationally as your best opportunity to get workable solutions and practical answers to your pressing questions about transporting children with special needs from preschool to transition services. This practical, team driven, hands-on training event takes place:
WHEN: March 11 to 16
The 14th National Special Needs Team Safety ROADEO is scheduled for March 11 to 13
WHERE: Kansas City, Mo., Hyatt Regency Crown Center
ALSO OFFERED: All six courses of the NAPT Special Needs Training Program! For more information on the program please visit www.napt.org.
SAVE $100 and register now EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEB. 4. To register online for the National Conference and/or for more information go to: www.eduprogroup.com, or call 703-288-4088. More
WHEN: Jan. 27, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Eastern.
WHAT: "Exploring the Peaks and Valleys of Emotional Disturbance"
Click here to sign up for the NAPT free webinar or for SNT 106 Credit.
This webinar may also serve as the coursework required by NAPT's Special Needs Transportation 106: Special Needs Transportation Leadership Seminar. Please note, however, that completion of SNT 101 and two of the following classes SNT 102, SNT 103, SNT 104 or SNT 105 are prerequisites for SNT 106.
In order to use this webinar for SNT credit, participants will be required to attend the full webinar and complete and submit a written assignment, which will be emailed to you before the webinar date.
To use the webinar as SNT 106 coursework, please click this link. The price for current NAPT members is $15; for non-members of NAPT it is $50. Non-members should email Brianne for details.
Once you are fully registered, you will receive a payment receipt and webinar instructions.
For info on the Special Needs Endorsement, please visit this page.
About the host: Kathleen A. Furneaux is a 28-year pupil transportation industry veteran. Starting as a substitute school bus monitor on a special needs bus, she advanced to driver and then transportation director. In 1997, she became a transportation specialist for the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute, in Syracuse, N.Y., and was appointed executive director of PTSI in 2004.
An accomplished speaker and writer, Furneaux has presented at the following national conferences: Transporting Students with Disabilities, NAPT, National Head Start and STN. In addition, she speaks at state level events throughout the year in the U.S. and Canada, including driver safety refreshers and workshops. Her writing credits include nationally published articles and, notably, she is the co-editor of the New York State Laws & Regulations for School Bus Drivers & Attendants, published by PTSI. She also serves as the executive producer on all PTSI training videos.
Furneaux holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Southern Columbia University, is an NAPT certified transportation director and a New York State Department of Education master instructor.
Please note: You need to be an active member of NAPT to participate in this webcast.
The only stipulations are that you must have a broadband internet connection. We are now able to broadcast audio for the webinar to your computer. You may also use a phone line to dial into the conference call line.
Love The Bus 2011 Webinar
Alexandra Robinson, ASBC
Derek Graham, NASDPTS
Donnie Fowler, NSTA
NAPT representative to be announced.
Love the Bus 2011 is right around the corner with events taking place nationwide in February to coincide with Valentine's Day. Learn what you can do to celebrate and encourage participation in your district, company and the community-at-large. This webcast presented by the American School Bus Council and School Transportation News will give you the tools to plan your very own Love the Bus events next month.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 26
Time: 8 a.m. PST
Duration: 1 hour
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Transporting Children With Disabilities, 4th Edition, by Dr. Linda F. Bluth, is available for purchase. NAPT members may purchase the Handbook for $14.99, plus shipping. The non-member rate is $24.99, plus shipping.
Transporting Children With Disabilities, 4th Edition contains useful definitions of transportation and related special education terms as well as characteristics of children with special needs and special considerations for transporting children with special needs. This popular publication also explains the legal basis for special needs transportation in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and contains information about new Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations.
To order your copy, please e-mail NAPT Marketing and Communications Specialist Lynn Martin email@example.com today! To learn more about the new NAPT Special Needs Training program click here.