Most children with special needs can use car seats purchased at a regular store. This is your first choice. However, sometimes medical concerns make regular car seats difficult to use. Autism, spina bifida, and very low birth weight can make it hard or impossible to use car seats that come off store shelves.
It is very important to speak with someone at Child Safety Link, or your health care provider, if regular car seats cannot be used by your child for a medical reason. Please call 1-866-288-1388, extension 1, and leave a message – our Car Seat Safety Specialist will return your call.
When it comes to transporting infants and children with special needs, Transport Canada has published a helpful document that considers alternate safe seating choices for children in these situations.
Download Transporting Infants and Children with Special Needs.