Challenge receives funding through Tompkins County Co-ordination Plan that enables us to provide more intensive one-on-one travel training assistance for individuals who receive supports through Challenge’s various programs. Travel training provides additional support for those who would like to learn how to use public transportation, or would like to improve their skills in this area.
Some areas we assist with include:
- Overview of traffic safety and precautions
- Developing a trip plan and a back-up plan
- Physically riding the bus with each individual (if needed) and going through each step with them until support is no longer necessary
- Assessing needs of each individual in order to ensure their independence now and in the future