Welcome to the Special Needs Car Seats Forum


CPSDarren - Admin
Staff member
If you have questions about child restraints for children with special needs, this is the place. Relevant topics would be regarding restraint systems and transportation issues for any children with medical issues that may not allow them to use conventional child restraints. This includes premature and very low birth weight newborns, children in casts, children with behavioral issues and children with various postural or movement disorders or other conditions.

Certified Technicians who have taken the "Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs" course will assist with responses.

For local help, please consult the database of certified child passenger safety technicians who have taken this special needs course:


Additional information can be found at these helpful resources-

Special Needs FAQ:


Child Passenger Safety Handbook for Children with Special Needs:


American Academy of Pediatrics Policy on Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs and Tips:




New member
This is great :)

Is there anyway we could have a thread that shows where Special Needs Training courses are occurring?

I keep trying to keep my eyes peeled, but have yet to find a master list of all the courses in the US.


New member
Would questions about restraining children on school buses also be best in this forum? I am just thinking that, since alot of the children that need to be restrained on buses have some sort of special need.


CPSDarren - Admin
Staff member
Description under the title of the subforum is:

Is that only for special needs questions involving those things, or are all general school bus, public transport questions to go here?
All of the above. I'll try to make the description clearer. I would have made separate forums for each, but since they would all be low volume, I decided to group special transportation issues altogether.


New member
All of the above. I'll try to make the description clearer. I would have made separate forums for each, but since they would all be low volume, I decided to group special transportation issues altogether.
Okay, good to know, thank you for the clarification.

I think this is an excellent idea for a subforum. That's not brown nosing either. ;)


New member
I'm annoyed at myself that I didn't think of it years ago. Or, if it was suggested, that I didn't listen to it.
Aw well, live and learn. It's here now.

It would nice to have an article, or a sticky, or something with FAQs about school buses. Almost everytime a bus crashes, we get a flurry of parents worried sick, because buses usually have no seat belts, etc.

I know every time the topic is brought up, it's thoroughly answered, it would be nice to have it in one spot. If there already is one, forgive me, as I seem to have lost my ability to search and actually FIND things.


New member
Hi Darren - can you add something in the first post of this thread to make it clear that this forum is for -all- questions about car seats and other transportation? I thought it might be, but then I read the first post and thought I was wrong (special needs only), but then once people started posting here I read the comments and saw that in fact it is for all questions on that topic after all. Adding that to the first post might help confused people like me. :)


CPST Instructor
so wait, SN training is really only offered in Illinois and indiana?!?
i am in NY and really want this certification after i get my CPST next week because i work with a lot of SN kids, they really don't offer it anywhere else?!

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Latest member

You must read your carseat and vehicle owner’s manual and understand any relevant state laws. These are the rules you must follow to restrain your children safely. All opinions at Car-Seat.Org are those of the individual author for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect any policy or position of Carseat Media LLC. Car-Seat.Org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. If you are unsure about information provided to you, please visit a local certified technician. Before posting or using our website you must read and agree to our TERMS.

Maxi Cosi is a proud sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Graco is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Nuna Baby is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!

Please  Support Car-Seat.Org  with your purchases of infant, convertible, combination and boosters seats from our premier sponsors above.
Shop travel systems, strollers and baby gear from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Evenflo, First Years, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Safety 1st, Diono & more! ©2001-2020 Carseat Media LLC