Travel and Transportation Skills Development
Adults can help students with travel and transportation skills by:
- Using one-to-one Instruction
- Incorporating purposeful movement
- Using the student’s environment
- Addressing barriers student’s might encounter
Independent Living and Community Engagement
When considering Travel and Transportation skills, the transition team can help build theses skills by making sure students:
- Learn to identify a support system
- Teach travel in our environments
- Identify travel and transportation barriers
- Understand the importance of safety in independent travel
What can teaching travel and transportation skills do for students?
Students who receive instruction and support in travel and transportation skills related to:
Being able to identify help from people in their lives such as family members, friends, professionals, neighbors, direct care staff, police or firemen, and local businesses.
Travel in their environment
Learn to navigate their environment, local community, shopping, healthcare, and leisure opportunities.
Identify travel and transportation barriers and navigate solutions.
Knowing the path of travel is a critical component of preparation to travel and transportation.
Safety and Independent Travel and Transportation
The student must know how to prevent and avoid unwanted or dangerous situations.
The PA Community on Transition offers resources on a variety of topics, all focused on improving outcomes for students with disabilities.