RAA’s Child Safety Centre welcomes a new online resource to help parents and carers of children with special needs.
Non-profit organisation Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA) has developed a website full of vital information to support the safe transportation of children with disabilities or medical conditions. The site aims to make it easier for health professionals and parents to access often hard-to-find advice about child restraints, and common challenges faced by carers of children with special needs.
RAA’s Safety Centre experts worked with MACA to provide information with regards to recommendations, legislation, resources and services available to parents in South Australia. Our experts also shared some of their specialised knowledge and experiences to support the project.
MACA’s complete range of evidence-based resources can now be accessed at https://macahub.org.
RAA Manager of Community Education, Belinda Maloney, encouraged parents and carers of children with disabilities or medical conditions to visit the new website for all the information they need on this topic.
“We were very proud to be able to assist MACA develop a resource that will help make vital safety information more accessible for those who need it,” Ms Maloney said.
“Choosing the right child restraint for your child can be very confusing, as can safety advice in general, so we welcome any community initiatives that help guide parents and carers.”
For parents and carers who live in South Australia, RAA’s Child Safety Centre also offers one-hour appointments to help identify the best possible transport option for each child. This may be arranged in conjunction with the child’s physiotherapist or other allied health professional in order to ensure the best outcome.
To make an appointment to have your child’s needs assessed, call the Safety Centre on 8202 4592. Assessments are $25 for RAA members, and an ‘Advice to Parents’ form will be provided to help with any Government funding requirements.
To learn more about our Child Safety Centre, visit raa.com.au/childsafety.