Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA) is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to advancing the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport
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Currently, families of children with disability don’t have access to the resources, support and products to enable their safe transport and participation in community. MACA exists to change this.
Our vision and mission
Vision: Every child has access to safe and equitable transport, regardless of circumstance.
Mission: To develop and deliver solutions for the safe and equitable transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
We are an experienced team of road safety, policy, and allied health experts dedicated to working with families, allied health professionals, researchers, industry and government.
We operate at a local, national and international level where we drive innovation and advance the evidence base to support safe and equitable transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
We achieve our vision by initiating research and creating policies, tools, resources and programs to enable and empower a system that meets the real world transport needs of families of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
What we do
Our team cares deeply about making a difference and believe all people have the right to fully participate in all aspects of life.
As MACA’s Chief Executive, Helen is dedicated to advocating for the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport. A natural innovator and collaborator, Helen has an early childhood and policy background, and has worked in road safety and the transport sector for the past decade.
A Director at MACA, Emma has worked in road safety and the transport sector for the past decade. She also brings significant and diverse work experiences in health promotion, public relations, innovation and education to her role with MACA.
Lisa is an Occupational Therapist (OT) with over 30 years' experience working with children and families. MACA's Principal OT, Lisa is strongly committed to building the capability of allied health professionals to support the safe transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
Siobhan is MACA’s design lead. Her background as an industrial designer has informed the way she has built the MACA brand to be user centred, accessible and engaging.
Siobhan is also a Senior Social Innovator at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, and brings her deep knowledge of co-design and systems change to all that MACA does.
Glenn is MACA's photographer and documentary filmmaker. He makes moving and still images to communicate powerful ideas and unique perspectives.
Margaret joined MACA in 2019. As a chartered accountant, she has comprehensive experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.
At MACA, we are grateful to work alongside a wide network of supporters and collaborators. Please visit Friends of MACA to find out more about the individuals and organisations who support MACA to achieve its mission.