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The MACA Guide

A best practice approach for allied health professionals supporting children with disabilities and medical conditions (under 16 years) with their vehicle seating needs

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MACA will be offering online, self-paced training (available July 2022) about keeping children with disabilities and medical conditions safe in motor vehicles and best practice prescribing. Participants receive access to the MACA Guide and a certificate of completion.

The MACA Guide

The MACA Guide outlines a four step process of assessing and prescribing for a child’s motor vehicle restraint needs. It is designed to be used with the information and resources on this website.

The MACA Guide is the leading Australian prescribing resource for allied health professionals.

Please note: The guide is available to allied health professionals who undertake MACA training.

Assess > Plan > Implement > Review

Four colour coded steps arranged in a circle with arrows. The first step, 'Assess' is represented by a white magnifying glass hovering over a red piece of paper. The second step, 'Plan,' is represented by a yellow & white flow chart. The third step, Implement, is represented by 3 green puzzle pieces all connected together & a fourth white puzzle piece about to be connected. The fourth step, 'Review' is represented by a white pinted finger hovering over a blue list of items that are ticked & crossed.

Step 1: Assess

Understand the needs of the child and family, and gather information about each vehicle the child travels in.

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Step 2: Plan

Scan products, select, and trial vehicle restraint option(s) for the child, and develop strategies to support safe transport.

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Step 3: Implement

Identify funding options, complete documentation for the prescribed vehicle restraint option(s) and provide education and strategies to support safe transport.

This step uses MACA's forms and templates to support families to comply with road laws.

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Step 4: Review

Evaluate the current restraint option(s) and strategies to ensure they still meet the needs of the child and family.

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