Travel

Getting around can be a challenge for people with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Alliance has several ways we can help with your transportation needs.


Taxis and local travel

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has modified vehicles that can take people with disabilities to select activities we have organised with you.

We can also provide advice on how to organise taxis with your local taxi company.

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Adaptive seating for travel

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s equipment services can manufacture custom moulded seating for travel along with providing advice and assistance with vehicle modifications and equipment for transfers.


Car seats

The safest way to travel in a vehicle is to sit in the standard passenger seat and use the standard vehicle restraints e.g. seat belt. However many people with cerebral palsy are not able to travel this way because they need extra support to sit up. Occupational therapists at Cerebral Palsy Alliance can provide assessment and intervention to assist with safe travel.

Our assistance may include looking at equipment that is currently used (e.g. a car seat or booster seat) or it may involve providing of another piece of equipment.

There are many options available including specialist car seats, safety harnesses, booster seats and buckle covers. An occupational therapist can help with finding the equipment, getting it funded and setting it up so it’s ready to use.

Child Car Seats