Kids with special needs sometimes need extra help in the car. Whether they’re using a conventional car seat or sitting in a transit-safe wheelchair, here are some tips for keeping your child with special needs safe while driving.

Behavioral health needs

Sometimes kids with special needs have a hard time with their car seat while you are driving, especially if they have autism or ADHD. Here are some tips for keeping your child happy in their car seat.

Medical equipment

It can be a challenge to buckle your child in if they need special equipment like a breathing machine or feeding tube. Here are three tips to help you keep your child safe while riding in the car.

Physical needs

Sometimes, children with special needs have a hard time using a conventional car seat, especially if they have tight muscles or low tone. Here are three tips to help keep your child safe while riding in the car.

Using a wheelchair

In talking with your medical team, you may have decided that using a wheelchair as a seat in the car is the safest choice for your child. Here are three tips on how to safely ride with your child in their wheelchair.


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