Objective : Training Student Transit Operators -- How to Serve Students on the Autism Spectrum.

• Autism Caregiver Training has produced a program specifically and exclusively designed for Student Transit Operators.
• We can “train the trainers” … train management teams … and ultimately, train the drivers.
• 3 hours can also work – as a minimum. We can divide this into 2 x 1.5 hour sessions ? 4.5 hours would be better and ideal.
• We provide take-away information packages for anyone attending the session.
• With respect to $$ -- would be excellent for your company to be able to budget for this. That is the best way to insure everyone can and does access the training. It is also the most powerful option for getting significant press & publicity. We want to be flexible for you. Please – tell us what you need to make this program happen.
• We can include any management in the training = at no additional cost.
• We can include “train the trainers” and/or train the “area operators” = at no additional cost.
• If requested, we can travel to do in-person group training sessions = at no additional cost.
• We can include family members for any in-person training sessions … who may be somehow “touched by autism in their world” = at no additional cost.
• We can include a powerful press & publicity component = to offer ourselves to assist in this regard, make ourselves available, agree to send out press releases, etc.
• You can have ability to “own” this program. We can also discuss updates and additional services on an annual basis moving forward.


We are committed to working with you. If there is anything listed below that you might want more of …. or less of … no problem. Just let us know and we can custom design a program for you.


• North America’s first and only Student Transportation Autism Service Provider Training Certification Course :

• Autism Service Provider Training -- exclusively designed -- for Student Transportation Providers

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now affects 1 in 58, with diagnosed rates continuing to dramatically increase. Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder (Autism Speaks, 2017). Due to the many challenges of living with Autism, including : communication; sensory; behaviour; gross motor; fine motor; daily living skills and more – this segment of the population is often unable to communicate pain, unable to maintain their own health & daily hygiene, show super heightened responses to sensory inputs and often cannot tolerate “regular” environments. Medical, health, safety and daily living manifestations go undetected … and untreated … far more than the general population. This program will help understand the reasons for, preventative measures for and caregiving requirements for the many common manifestations as a result of living with ASD. We will delve into dealing with challenging behaviours and communication barriers as a result of living with Autism, as well as the impact for your role of being a “ Student Transportation Autism Service Provider Specialist.”

Topics include :

• From before diagnosis -- through diagnosis
• 1st steps to be taken
• Biomedical Considerations
• Autism – what it is – what it means
• Acceptance & Awareness
• Your Role as an Autism Student Transportation Provider Specialist
• increased safety issues = 24/7 supervision
• Reinforcement, rewards, reinforcement schedules
• Reinforcement … and the Law of Deprivation
• Bus Packs = Autism Bus Packs & Individually Designed Bus Packs
• speech … speech and more speech
• PECS, Sign, Visuals
• Visual Supports, Visual Schedules, Task Analysis
• “First / Then “ … “ Do This “ … “ Show Me “ …
• OT
• sensory considerations
• social inclusion and modeling considerations
• behaviour
• daily living skills / compliance at home
• eating / sleeping / toileting
• playtime therapy
• video modeling
• the environment = adapted transportation environments = having an autism friendly transportation environment
• working with support teams = the family / the therapy team / the school team
• Safety = Evacuation … Crisis Management … De-Escalation Techniques
• advocacy … advocacy and more advocacy
• seizures
• working with the medical industry
• so now you’re an Autism Transportation Provider Specialist = marketing your company / marketing yourself
• involvement and contribution in the world of autism

You will walk away from this workshop with strategies for dealing with behaviour, daily living skills, sensory issues and so much more – vital and crucial information.

Imperative for anyone working with … or wanting to work with children and adolescents with Autism. Valuable for anyone allied to the field.


• Learn what Autism is, how it impacts the person, the family and your role as a Student Transportation Autism Service Provider Specialist. This presentation is intended to provide information about how characteristics of ASD influence communication & behaviour and how those characteristics result in deficits in self-care for the person living with ASD. Issues reviewed will include skills needed for effective communication and why and when these are impaired for children/youth with ASD, difficulties can occur.

• Learn how to understand Sensory Issues and Adapted Environments. This presentation will include information about sensory differences that may be present in children/youth with ASD. It will include a review of behaviours that may be related to over-responsiveness/under-responsiveness to sensory input as well as sensorimotor integration issues that may impact motor planning and coordination. Information and strategies to support improved participation will be discussed.

• Learn how you can increase compliance – working with families – working with school teams – and at the student’s home. The link between ASD, behaviours and compliance. This presentation explores basic principles of behaviour, including the nature of reinforcement, behaviour function, and how behaviour is strengthened to increase the likelihood it will happen again (or not happen again).

• Learn how to deal with challenging behaviours and overcome communication barriers when dealing with students with Autism. This presentation will include plans for behaviour change with ways to improve providers’ overall well-being along with the well-being of the student with ASD; strategies for preventing problem behaviours; and lastly, what to do when problem behaviour occurs to reduce the likelihood of strengthening it or escalating, to help insure the health & safety of all involved.

• Learn how “Video Modeling” can be used successfully with Autism. This presentation will include general information about intervention approaches to support communication development. Specifically, Video Modeling for use for many daily student transportation related issues.

• Learn – now that you are an “Student Transportation Autism Service Provider Specialist” – now what ? This presentation will consider your (hopeful) future increased involvement with the world of Autism.

North America's first and only 1-2 day Autism Healthcare & Service Provider Training Certification Course