I am raising money for special needs transportation in my community for children with disabilities. These students will ride to and from school in new van vehicles boosting their self-confidence and morale. Around the country, an increasing number of educators argue that school systems should provide more integrated transportation for students in special education programs. For the first time, since what is now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guaranteed a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities in 1975, school districts have started using innovative methods to conquer what some call the final frontier for "inclusion": the bus ride. School districts throughout the nation are changing their thinking from the old way of operating two separate bus fleets, one for special education, and one for regular education, which is quite segregating. I still remember to this day in my high school that these students used to hide out at the end of each school day until all of the full-size buses had departed. That way, fewer people would see them board the smaller buses for children with special needs because they were so embarrassed and afraid of being teased. Transportation for special needs purposes is crucial for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have equal access to opportunities. All donations are greatly appreciated for this greater cause. Thank you for your support.