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National Survey

Project overview

Aim: To understand the experiences, perceptions and knowledge of parents and guardians, health professionals and organisation and government representatives about transport for children with disabilities and medical conditions.

Partners: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, MACA engaged Dr Melissa Black and Professor Torbjorn Falkmer from the School of Allied Health, Curtin University, to undertake this research project.

Years: The baseline survey closed at the end of May 2021. The follow-up survey will re-open towards the end of 2022.

The challenge

There is limited research about transporting children with disabilities and medical conditions. This survey provides national data about the experiences, perceptions and knowledge of parents, health professionals and organisations about the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions.

We’ll use the findings to inform, evaluate and improve our information resources and programs.

Activities

  • Curtin University, together with MACA, developed three surveys for parents of children with disabilities and medical conditions; health professionals and organisations with responsibility or accountability for the safe transport of children with disabilities.
  • We promoted the national survey through peak bodies and other channels, inviting people to complete it (participants will be invited to complete the survey again at the end of 2022).
  • Curtin University analyses the pre-test and post-test data to determine the effectiveness of MACA’s national information resource.
  • Curtin University will prepare a report and inform participants of the results.
  • The results may also be published in professional journals, on this website and through other channels.
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This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

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