Answers to some of the most 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.
Information and FAQs about the different vehicle restraint options used by children with disabilities and medical conditions.
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.
Research and training
MACA is working with leading universities, organisations and government to address the lack of research and evidence-informed training for allied health professionals. You have access to our latest research and learnings.
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.
I heard there is a prescribing standard, now I know what it is and I am so grateful MACA's website brings this to life!