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Information for parents

Information you can trust

At Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA), we’ve been improving access for parents to information, support, and vehicle restraint products to ensure children with disabilities and medical conditions can travel safely and comfortably on our roads.

With over 700 MACA trained allied health professionals around Australia, more families and children are getting access to the support they need.

MACA is advancing the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and equitable transport through leading research, developing national information resources, providing support services and our world first Australian Safety Assessment Program (AuSAP).

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Finding support

Finding support

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.

Allied health professionals (occupational therapists and physiotherapists) will be able to assess your child’s transport needs and provide support to improve your child’s safety and comfort.

To find a MACA trained health professional, check the register below.

Assessing children's motor vehicle transport needs

Information about how allied professionals assess the motor vehicle transport needs of children with disability

Organisations with MACA trained health professionals

Travel tips

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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Keep connected

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