Special SEAT - Safety Education Awareness Training

Special SEAT (Safety Education Awareness Training) is a six-week, 40-minute per session training, developed to educate students with special needs. Special SEAT implements a modified version of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to master awareness of transportation safety; with a specific focus on staying alert and being aware of rail and track surroundings. Our Safety Education Specialist teaches from a passionate and interactive perspective with a commitment to Safety as our #1 priority.  

The program provides: 

  • An engaging and interactive presentation with puppets, arts and crafts and natural environment training (NET play) 
  • Modified materials and videos that meet IDEA and Core standards 
  • Safety tips and procedures 
  • Lifetime mastery of rail safety that leads to independent travel 


Meet The Instructor: 

Kathryn E. Smith
Safety Education Program Specialist

"Every child can learn when given the correct tools” is how Kathryn approaches her safety instruction. Spending years in the classroom allowed her to gather lifelong skills for education. She instructs with passion, devotion, and joy. Her favorite part of safety education is the ability to be free to create groundbreaking, state-of-the-art, programs that are so much fun that the children never realize that they are learning. The Safety Education Program enables Kathryn to share her talents and love for children to promote the skills needed for safe travel. She believes that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste."

Contact the NJ TRANSIT Safety Education Program to schedule a FREE, Special SEAT training or to learn more about the program. 

(973) 491-7224