If specialized transportation is recommended on your child's IEP, he or she will be placed on a bus route to and from school. Additional accommodations may also be provided.
- Limited-time travel
- Transportation paraprofessionals
- Transportation nurses
- Other medically-related accommodations
How can I request specialized transportation accommodations?
- Talk to the social worker at the initial social history meeting or with your child's IEP team.
- Ask for a copy of these forms-
- Request for Medical Accommodations
- Authorization for Release of Health Information Pursuant to HIPPA form.
- Ask your child's doctor to complete the Request for Medical Accommodations and to provide current medical documentation that describes your child’s condition and why the accommodation is required.
- Return all documents to your child's IEP Team.
At each annual review or mandated three-year reevaluation of your child's IEP, your child’s doctor must provide this documentation in order for the accommodation to be approved
What happens after I submit the request and documentation?
- Your materials will be reviewed by a doctor with the Office of School Health.
- Based on the review, the doctor will make a recommendation to the IEP team prior to the IEP meeting.
- The doctor may recommend changes to the original medical recommendation.
- If the IEP team determines that your child requires specialized transportation, the type of accommodation(s) required will be added to the IEP.
Visit the Office of Pupil Transportation webpage on specialized transportation for more information.