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    Suggestions for very large autistic man

    I have a friend who is looking for a car restraint for her son. He is an adult, and he is 190 lbs. He is autistic and on his good days sits right in the car-- but he has to go to therapy even on the bad days... She needs a way to keep him safer in the car.

    So far I've suggested that she contact EZ-On and see if they can make a custom, higher weight limit restraint for him. I don't know if they can because of the tether limitations, but perhaps it's a possibility, won't know until she asks, right?

    Does anyone more well-versed in the options than I am know of anything that can accomodate a large (not heavier than normal for his size, but just really large) adult man who needs additional restraint in the car?
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    Re: Suggestions for very large autistic man

    I'm wondering if EZ on can make some sort of harness as sort of a prepositioner, to be used in addition to the lap/shoulder belt? I think that's her best bet. I know you can have adult size 4 and 5 points installed as an aftermarket, but I don't think they are designed with special needs people in mind. EZ-ons weight limit is 168 lbs, so he's really not that high over it, so I hope they can figure out something!

    The options for kids with disabilities is growing in leaps and bounds, but the options for adults seem pretty stagnate . That goes for both car safety and services. Good luck to your friend!!!
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    Re: Suggestions for very large autistic man

    The only thing I can think of off the top of my head would be if they have a vehicle seating position with the kind of seatbelt with two buckles. They could use a 86-Y for positioning/passive restraint ONLY and thread just the lap only portion of the belt through the loops of the harness. If they have a normal lap/shoulder belt, the lap and shoulder belt would have to go through the loops together and the shoulder belt cannot be in the proper position.

    Disclaimer: this a completely untested idea. Just brainstorming possible solutions to propose to EZon.
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    Re: Suggestions for very large autistic man

    Thanks for the ideas. I hear the folks at EZ-On are GREAT with unique situations so hopefully they'll have an idea or two for her...
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