Resources - Transportation

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Project 10 - Transportation 
Contains resources for Florida-specific transportation resources



A Curriculum to Build the Knowledge of Educators, Human Services, Families, and Transit regarding Transportation Education and Travel Instruction
The goal of this transportation education curriculum is to provide educators, transit professionals, families, and others with strategies for integrating transportation content, including travel instruction, into the educational experience for students, including students with disabilities.

Florida Association for Centers for Independent Living 
Many centers for Independent Living in Florida offer assistance with travel training. Contact information for the local centers may be accessed through the website above (verify with the local office first regarding supports and services available).

Integrated Self-Advocacy Curriculum for Transportation: Helping Students Develop Skills to Support Choice in Accessible Transportation 
The ESPA website includes materials which are part of the Integrated Self-Advocacy (ISA) Curriculum developed by Dr. Valerie Paradiz, an internationally recognized researcher and educator. Dr. Paradiz adapted the ISA Sensory Scan™ and ISA Social Scan™ for ESPA to help students understand and address sensory and social challenges. This increased knowledge and awareness enables students to build a self-advocacy portfolio around accessible transportation that is aligned with sensory and social needs. Fillable PDF and word versions are provided.

Life Centered Education (LCE)
Life Centered Education (LCE) is an online, comprehensive, functional curriculum based on classroom, home, and community environments. It includes classroom lessons regarding transportation.

E-Newsletters Focusing on Transportation

Project 10 Topical Brief on Transportation (2015)
This topical brief is focused on transportation resources available in Florida and beyond.

Opening Doors to Self-Determination - Winter 2013
This e-newsletter from Project Transition of Lee County focuses on self-determination and transportation.

Florida Transportation Resources

Connections: Tools and Resources for Life
This guide developed by the Florida Developmental Disability Council (FDDC) is designed to help individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families connect to tools and resources that will help identify the options that are available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in adult life. The guide seeks to connect individuals to resources that may be important in adult life and explores a range of opportunities in critical areas of employment, education, community resources, transportation and self-advocacy.

Department of Transportation, Accessibility 
This page provides resources on transportation for people with disabilities as well as useful links as well as laws and regulations relating to people with disabilities.

Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation) or "ESPA" 
ESPA holds training events, provides tailored technical assistance, leads outreach initiatives, partners with many other national organizations, and directs small research efforts to further its mission to promote universal access to transportation for people with disabilities. One of ESPA’s initiatives is Youth Transportation. For additional information, visit ESPA's page on Enhancing Youth Mobility & Transportation Options.

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
The Commission is an independent agency responsible for the coordination of transportation services for older adults, persons with disabilities, persons of low income and children at-risk. Every county in Florida has a Local Coordinating Board that is assigned to provide transportation services to the identified groups of people. Each county in Florida has a Community Transporation Coordinator who can provide additional information regarding specific eligibility. Contact your county's Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for additional information.

General Self-Help Resource Guide: Access to Florida's Transportation Disadvantaged Program for Individuals with Disabilities (2013) 
This guide developed by the Florida Alliance for Assistance Services and Technology (FAAST) is created to provide assistive service information and easy to find resources to help individuals with disabilities access services through Florida's Transportation Disadvantaged Program and services. This guide provides hyperlinks to informative websites, frequently asked questions (FAQs), fact-sheets, federal and state laws and helpful resources.

Innovative Approaches for Increasing Transportation Options for People with Disabilities in Florida: A Transportation Feasibility Study Report (2010)
Produced by the FDDC and the Able Trust, this publication explores innovative approaches for increasing transportation options for Floridians with disabilities.

LET'S GO! A Guide to Getting Around Your Community in Florida (2009) 
This guide, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the FDDC, contains information on how community transportation works as well as a glossary, acronyms, abbreviations, symbols, a listing of county-by-county transportation services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

National Council on Disability (NCD) Report Transportation Update: Where We've Gone and What We've Learned (2015) 
This report is based upon a review of the literature, the current state of the industry, state and local implementation of federal legislation and information gleaned from outreach to stakeholders, including people with disabilities and other experts. NCD's findings address accessibility-related progress as well as problems associated with fixed route and bus and rail transit, paratransit, public rights-of-way, enforcement of existing laws and other issues for all modes of public transit. The report also addresses concerns with rural, coordinated and privately funded transportation and commercial driver's license rules. Recommendations to Congress and the Executive Branch are made in order to improve federal collaborative efforts and to close gaps in transportation access in ways that benefit people with disabilities and families.

Transportation and Students with Disabilities (pdf) 
Technical Assistance Paper ESE 311094 No.2001-13 
Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services (July 2001) 
Clarifies funding and transportation for students enrolled in exceptional student education programs who require specialized transportation.