The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes transportation within its definition of “related services.” This means that students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) have the right to receive special transportation services if it is needed. This 2007 Alliance action sheet addresses questions about transportation such as:

  • What do parents need to know about transportation as a related service?
  • Who is eligible for it?
  • Who decides if a child needs it?
  • Who pays for the transportation?


Updated August 2023