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Information for parents

Information you can trust

At Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA), we know how difficult it can be for parents to find the information, support and vehicle restraint products they need to ensure their children with disabilities and medical conditions can travel safely and comfortably in vehicles. We know, through our national survey, that it's been just as difficult for many health professionals and organisations to find accurate and trustworthy information to support clients in this area.

MACA exists to change this situation. Learn more about our research, training and other projects that are building the evidence base in this important area.

If you're experiencing challenges in the car (or other vehicles) with your child, and you're not already working with an allied health professional, we recommend you do this as soon as possible. They will be able to assess your child’s transport needs and provide support to improve your child’s safety and comfort.

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Keep connected

Join MACA's Facebook community for the latest updates, news and stories about safe transport for children with disabilities and medical conditions
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Family stories

At MACA, we listen and learn from families. Chris shares her journey of finding comfort and safety for her son Jerome, who was finding car travel increasingly difficult due to his postural support needs.

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Getting help

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Keeping safe on the road

General information and tips for safe car travel

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Children who get out of their restraints

Information for parents of children who habitually get out of their seatbelts or car seats

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Hip spica transport

Many children are unable to fit comfortably and safely in their current car seat due to the shape and size of the hip spica cast or brace. These FAQs will assist you in planning for your child’s car seat needs when they are in their cast or brace.

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Special purpose car seats

Information about car seats designed specifically for children with disabilities and medical conditions

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Share your story with us

If you have a family transport story that we could share here, we would love to hear from you
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