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Answers to commonly asked questions from allied health professionals about safe vehicle transport for children with disabilities and medical conditions

Reliable and accurate information

At MACA we know, through our national survey, how difficult it’s been for many health professionals to find trustworthy information to support clients in the area of safe vehicle transport.

Find answers to general common questions here, or find more specific questions and answers as you move around this site.

MACA's role

We are a not for profit dedicated to advancing the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and equitable transport by leading research and providing independent, evidence informed resources and training.

Find out more about MACA’s role and work program.

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Restraint types

Information and FAQs about the different vehicle restraint options used by children with disabilities and medical conditions.

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Transport challenges

We know that each child and family has unique needs. Find information and case studies about specific transport challenges commonly experienced by children with disabilities and medical conditions. Each transport challenge page also includes answers to common questions about the topic.

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Hip spica transport

Information to help prepare families for hospital discharge, following their child's hip dysplasia surgery.

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Road laws

We've reviewed the road laws in each Australian state and territory that impact on the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions. We found that in many cases they are inconsistent, unclear, and not supported by community education. We're working closely with the transport sector to close these gaps.

Meanwhile, we've developed easy to use templates specific to each state and territory to help you in your professional role supporting families in complying with road laws in your state or territory.

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