Travel Training

Travel Training is comprehensive, specially designed, one-to-one instruction to teach high school age students how to travel safely and independently on public transportation, where appropriate. Independent travel and use of public transit is closely connected to successful post-school results for students in terms of employment, education, community inclusion, and independent living.

Many students require specific instruction in awareness of the environment, pedestrian skills, problem solving, and other transportation and travel-related skills and behaviors to achieve independent mobility and use of public transit. Travel Training personnel are specifically trained in the Competencies for the Practice of Travel Instruction and Travel Training to provide the individualized instruction to eligible students.

The Office of Travel Training supports students, schools, parents, and agencies in the inclusion of purposeful movement and transportation and travel-related skills into school instructional programs. The ability to purposefully direct our own movement to fulfill our needs, to gradually navigate safely and independently through environments, and, finally, to use public transportation to travel to specific destinations is an essential component for participation in the range of opportunities available in the community.

Differentiated from Travel Training, travel instruction supplemental services include:
  • developing and disseminating materials and resources for travel instruction 
  • collaborating with other programs and schools in project-based learning experiences 
  • participating in professional development activities for school personnel and related-service providers 
  •  providing workshops for parents of students in elementary through high school programs 
  • collaborating with local, state, and national organizations to advocate for accessible programs, facilities, and transportation

Benefiting from Travel Training are the student, the family, the school system, and the community. The student increases in self-confidence and independence; the family gains freedom from dependency; the school system improves college and career readiness instruction; and the community benefits from active and productive citizens.

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